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Spanish influenza

noun, Pathology
the pandemic respiratory infection that spread throughout the world during 1917–18. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Spanish influenza Span·ish influenza (spān'ĭsh)
Influenza that caused several waves of pandemic in 1918-1919, resulting in over 20 million deaths worldwide.

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