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dengue

[deng-gey, -gee] /ˈdɛŋ geɪ, -gi/
noun, Pathology
1.
an infectious, eruptive fever of warm climates, usually epidemic, characterized especially by severe pains in the joints and muscles.
Also called dengue fever.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30, Americanism; < American Spanish
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British Dictionary definitions for dengue fever

dengue

/ˈdɛŋɡɪ/
noun
1.
an acute viral disease transmitted by mosquitoes, characterized by headache, fever, pains in the joints, and skin rash Also called breakbone fever
Word Origin
C19: from Spanish, probably of African origin; compare Swahili kidinga
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Word Origin and History for dengue fever

dengue

n.

1828, from West Indian Spanish dengue, from an African source, perhaps Swahili dinga "seizure, cramp," form influenced by Spanish dengue "prudery" (perhaps because sufferers walk stiffly and erect due to painful joints). The disease is African, introduced to the West Indies 1827.

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dengue fever in Medicine

dengue den·gue (děng'gē, -gā)
n.
An acute, infectious tropical disease caused by an arbovirus transmitted by mosquitoes, characterized by high fever, rash, headache, and severe muscle and joint pain. Also called breakbone fever, dandy fever.

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dengue fever in Science
dengue
  (děng'gē, -gā)   
An acute, infectious tropical disease caused by any of several viruses of the genus Flavivirus. It is transmitted by mosquitoes, and characterized by high fever, rash, headache, and severe muscle and joint pain.
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