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febricula

[fi-brik-yuh-luh]
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noun
  1. a slight and short fever, especially when of obscure causation.
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Origin of febricula

From Latin, dating back to 1740–50; see origin at febri-, -cule1
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  • Sir Richard Manningham9 also described typhoid fever under the title of "febricula, or little fever."

    A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I

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