Definition of Mediterranean fever in US English:

Mediterranean fever

noun

Medicine
  • A febrile illness of humans caused by the bacterium Brucella melitensis, once very common in parts of the Mediterranean, and frequently transmitted to humans from goats; brucellosis.

Origin

Early 19th century. From Mediterranean + fever.

Pronunciation

Mediterranean fever

/ˌmɛdɪtəˈreɪnɪən ˈfiːvə/