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 for Splenic fever
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Splenic \Splen"ic\, a. [L. splenicus, Gr. splhniko`s; cf. F.
     spl['e]nique.] (Anat.)
     Of or pertaining to the spleen; lienal; as, the splenic vein.
     [1913 Webster]
     Splenic apoplexy or Splenic fever. (Med.) See Anthrax,
        n., 3.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Anthrax \An"thrax\ ([a^]n"thr[a^]ks), n. [L., fr. Gr. 'a`nqrax
     coal, carbuncle.]
     1. (Med.)
        (a) A carbuncle.
        (b) A malignant pustule.
            [1913 Webster]
     2. (Biol.) A microscopic, bacterial organism ({Bacillus
        anthracis), resembling transparent rods. [See Illust.
        under Bacillus.]
        [1913 Webster]
     3. An infectious disease of cattle and sheep. It is ascribed
        to the presence of a rod-shaped gram-positive bacterium
        ({Bacillus anthracis), the spores of which constitute the
        contagious matter. It may be transmitted to man by
        inoculation. The spleen becomes greatly enlarged and
        filled with bacteria. Called also splenic fever.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  splenic fever
      n 1: a highly infectious animal disease (especially cattle and
           sheep); it can be transmitted to people [syn: anthrax,
           splenic fever]

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