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paludal

[puh-lood-l, pal-yuh-dl]
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adjective
  1. of or relating to marshes.
  2. produced by marshes, as miasma or disease.
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Origin of paludal

1810–20; < Latin palūd- (stem of palūs) swamp, marsh + -al1
Related formspost·pa·lu·dal, adjective
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Related Words for paludal

soggy, miry, mucky, quaggy, boggy, fenny, paludal

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Historical Examples of paludal

  • As long as the paludal theory held sway, the chemical interpretation of this identity of the product in every latitude was easy.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 458, October 11, 1884

    Various

  • Paludal or malarial pharyngitis may arise from the same causes as malarial fevers.

  • In the Roman states alone, sixty thousand perish every year from this paludal influence.

    Martyria

    Augustus C. Hamlin


British Dictionary definitions for paludal

paludal

adjective rare
  1. of, relating to, or produced by marshes
  2. malarial
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Word Origin for paludal

C19: from Latin palus marsh; related to Sanskrit palvala pond
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