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falciparum malaria

(făl-sĭpər-əm, fôl-)
n.
  1. Malaria caused by Plasmodium falciparum and characterized by severe malarial paroxysms that recur about every 48 hours and often by acute cerebral, renal, or gastrointestinal manifestations.malignant tertian malaria
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