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Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See fever and dengue.

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  • (Med.) See dengue.

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  • noun pathology dengue fever.

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  • noun an infectious disease of the tropics transmitted by mosquitoes and characterized by rash and aching head and joints

Etymologies

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Coinage attributed to Benjamin Rush because of the symptoms of myalgia and arthralgia.

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