Definitions

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  • n. Great heat, as of the body in fever.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Great heat, as of the body in fever.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In medicine, heat; inflammation; fever: a word formerly used in the designation of various diseases, especially those exhibiting inflammation and fever, as cauma pleuritis, pleurisy; cauma podagricum, gout; but also cauma hæmorrhagicum, so-called active hemorrhage.

Etymologies

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From Latin cauma ("heat"), from Ancient Greek καῦμα (kauma, "heat, especially of the sun").

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