[ wô′tər-hous′frĭd′ə-rĭk′sən ]
Acute fulminating meningococcal septicemia occurring mainly in children under 10 years old and characterized by vomiting, diarrhea, extensive purpura, cyanosis, convulsions, and circulatory collapse, usually accompanied by meningitis and hemorrhage into the adrenal glands.
THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
Did you ever collect all those state quarters? Put them to good use on this quiz about curious state monikers and the facts around them.
Question 1 of 8
Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?
Words nearby Waterhouse-Friderichsen syndrome
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