Origin of paludism
1885–90; < Latin palūd- (stem of palūs) swamp, marsh + -ism
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Examples from the Web for paludism
The old theory of paludism or of a noxious miasma exhaled from the ground is no longer necessary.
- pathol a rare word for malaria
C19: from Latin palus marsh
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