Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

2017 Word of the Year

Rift Valley fever

[rift] /rɪft/
noun, Pathology.
1.
a highly infectious viral disease of humans and animals, transmitted by mosquitoes and other insects, occurring in Africa and characterized in humans by headache, fever, eye discomfort, and muscle aches, progressing in some cases to encephalitis, blindness, or internal bleeding.
Origin of Rift Valley fever
1930-1935
First recorded in 1930-35
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Nearby words for rift valley fever

Word Value for Rift

7
7
Scrabble Words With Friends