calentural

calenture

[kal-uhn-cher, -choor]
noun
Pathology. a violent fever with delirium, affecting persons in the tropics.

Origin:
1585–95; earlier calentura < Spanish: fever, equivalent to calent(ar) to heat (< Latin calent-, stem of calēns, present participle of calēre to be hot) + -ura -ure

calentural, calenturish, adjective
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calenture (ˈkælənˌtjʊə)
 
n
a mild fever of tropical climates, similar in its symptoms to sunstroke
 
[C16: from Spanish calentura fever, ultimately from Latin calēre to be warm]

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