breakbone fever

[ breyk-bohn ]
/ ˈbreɪkˌboʊn /

noun Pathology.


Nearby words

  1. break-up value,
  2. breakable,
  3. breakage,
  4. breakaway,
  5. breakbeat,
  6. breakdown,
  7. breakdown van,
  8. breakdown voltage,
  9. breaker,
  10. breaker card

Origin of breakbone fever

1860–65; break + bone, so called because it makes the bones ache as if breaking at the joints

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British Dictionary definitions for breakbone fever

breakbone fever

/ (ˈbreɪkˌbəʊn) /

noun

another name for dengue
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Medicine definitions for breakbone fever

breakbone fever

[ brākbōn′ ]

n.

dengue

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