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calenture

[kal-uh n-cher, -choo r] /ˈkæl ən tʃər, -ˌtʃʊər/
noun
1.
Pathology. a violent fever with delirium, affecting persons in the tropics.
Origin
1585-1595
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
Related forms
calentural, calenturish, adjective
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calenture

/ˈkælənˌtjʊə/
noun
1.
a mild fever of tropical climates, similar in its symptoms to sunstroke
Word Origin
C16: from Spanish calentura fever, ultimately from Latin calēre to be warm
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