- Pathology. a violent fever with delirium, affecting persons in the tropics.
Origin of calenture
Related Words for calenturelight, heat, force, radiance, eagerness, intensity, energy, ginger, gusto, dash, zing, brio, zip, pep, liveliness, sparkle, passion, fervor, snap, enthusiasm
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Historical Examples of calenture
They presently catch fever, or a calenture, or a cramp, and so they die.For Faith and Freedom
But who will judge a man's constitution by the symptoms of calenture?St George's Cross
H. G. Keene
A new world seemed to open before her longing gaze—a world, or a calenture, a mirage?Robert Falconer
The evidence relative to yellow fever, or calenture, during this period in Virginia is contradictory.Medicine in Virginia, 1607-1699
Thomas P. Hughes
Calenture, kal′en-tūr, n. a kind of fever or delirium occurring on board ship in hot climates.
- a mild fever of tropical climates, similar in its symptoms to sunstroke