dengue

[deng-gey, -gee]
noun Pathology.
  1. an infectious, eruptive fever of warm climates, usually epidemic, characterized especially by severe pains in the joints and muscles.

Origin of dengue

1820–30, Americanism; < American Spanish
Also called dengue fever.
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British Dictionary definitions for dengue-fever

dengue

dandy (ˈdændɪ)

noun
  1. an acute viral disease transmitted by mosquitoes, characterized by headache, fever, pains in the joints, and skin rashAlso called: breakbone fever

Word Origin for dengue

C19: from Spanish, probably of African origin; compare Swahili kidinga
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Word Origin and History for dengue-fever

dengue

n.

1828, from West Indian Spanish dengue, from an African source, perhaps Swahili dinga "seizure, cramp," form influenced by Spanish dengue "prudery" (perhaps because sufferers walk stiffly and erect due to painful joints). The disease is African, introduced to the West Indies 1827.

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dengue-fever in Medicine

dengue

[dĕnggē, -gā]
n.
  1. An acute, infectious tropical disease caused by an arbovirus transmitted by mosquitoes, characterized by high fever, rash, headache, and severe muscle and joint pain.breakbone fever dandy fever
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dengue-fever in Science

dengue

[dĕnggē, -gā]
  1. An acute, infectious tropical disease caused by any of several viruses of the genus Flavivirus. It is transmitted by mosquitoes, and characterized by high fever, rash, headache, and severe muscle and joint pain.
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