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[pal-yuh-diz-uh m]
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noun Pathology.
  1. malaria.
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Origin of paludism

1885–90; < Latin palūd- (stem of palūs) swamp, marsh + -ism
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Related Words for paludism

ague, miasma, paludism

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Historical Examples of paludism

  • The old theory of paludism or of a noxious miasma exhaled from the ground is no longer necessary.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 17, Slice 4


British Dictionary definitions for paludism


  1. pathol a rare word for malaria
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Word Origin for paludism

C19: from Latin palus marsh
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paludism in Medicine


  1. malaria
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