breakbone fever

breakbone fever

noun Pathology.

1860–65; break + bone, so called because it makes the bones ache as if breaking at the joints Unabridged
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breakbone fever (ˈbreɪkˌbəʊn)
another name for dengue

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breakbone fever break·bone fever (brāk'bōn')
See dengue.

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