febricula

[ fi-brik-yuh-luh ]
/ fɪˈbrɪk yə lə /

noun

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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