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/ flu /
a specific variety of influenza, usually named for its point of dissemination or its animal vector: Hong Kong flu; swine flu.
Origin of flu
First recorded in 1830–40; shortened form
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Off the beaten track and anywhere in the Riff country his life would not be worth a flus (small copper coin).In the Tail of the Peacock|Isabel Savory
Flustra, flus′tra, n. one of the commonest genera of marine Polyzoa.
British Dictionary definitions for flus
/ (fluː) /
the flu short for influenza
any of various viral infections, esp a respiratory or intestinal infection
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Medicine definitions for flus
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Science definitions for flus
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