trench fever ExamplesWord Origin noun Pathology.
- a recurrent fever, often suffered by soldiers in trenches in World War I, caused by a rickettsia transmitted by the body louse.
Origin of trench fever First recorded in 1910–15 Examples from the Web for trench fever Historical Examples of trench fever
We’re immensely merry—all except the trench-fever case who has conceived an immense sorrow for himself.
In my ambulance there are two leg-cases with most theatrical bandages, and one case of trench-fever.
There were also many victims of the prevailing epidemics of trench-fever and rabid influenza.
British Dictionary definitions for trench fever trench fever noun
- an acute infectious disease characterized by fever and muscular aches and pains, caused by the microorganism Rickettsia quintana and transmitted by the bite of a body louse
trench fever in Medicine trench fever [trĕnch] n.
- An acute infectious disease characterized by chills and fever, caused by the microorganism Rickettsia quintana, and transmitted by the louse Pediculus humanus.