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blackwater fever

noun, Pathology.
1.
a severe form of malaria characterized by kidney damage and hemoglobinuria resulting in urine that is dark red or black.
Origin of blackwater fever
1880-1885
First recorded in 1880-85
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blackwater fever

noun
1.
(med) a rare and serious complication of malaria, characterized by massive destruction of red blood cells, producing dark red or blackish urine
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blackwater fever in Medicine

blackwater fever black·wa·ter fever (blāk'wô'tər)
n.
A serious, often fatal complication of falciparum malaria, characterized by the passage of bloody, dark red, or black urine.

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