Definition of rickettsialpox in English:

rickettsialpox

noun

Medicine
  • A usually mild febrile disease with a rash resembling that of chickenpox, caused by the bacterium Rickettsia akari, which is transmitted from rodents to humans by the house mouse mite, Liponyssoides sanguineus.

Origin

1940s. From rickettsial + pox.

Pronunciation

rickettsialpox

/rɪˈkɛtsɪəlpɒks/