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breakbone fever

[ breyk-bohn ]
/ ˈbreɪkˌboʊn /
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noun Pathology.

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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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Medical definitions for breakbone fever

breakbone fever
[ brākbōn′ ]

n.

dengue
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