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blackwater fever

noun, Pathology.
a severe form of malaria characterized by kidney damage and hemoglobinuria resulting in urine that is dark red or black.
Origin of blackwater fever
1880-85 Unabridged
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black-water fever

(vet science) a form of babesiosis seen in cattle, deer, bison, water buffalo, African buffalo, and reindeer; characterized by fever, depression, jaundice, dark red-black discolouration of the urine, anaemia, and death Also called Texas fever

blackwater fever

(med) a rare and serious complication of malaria, characterized by massive destruction of red blood cells, producing dark red or blackish urine
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black-water fever in Medicine

blackwater fever black·wa·ter fever (blāk'wô'tər)
A serious, often fatal complication of falciparum malaria, characterized by the passage of bloody, dark red, or black urine.

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