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swamp fever

noun, Pathology, Veterinary Pathology.
Also called infectious anemia of horses. an equine viral disease characterized by weakness and recurring fever, transmitted by contaminated food and water.
Origin of swamp fever
1840-50, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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Examples from the Web for swamp-fever
Historical Examples
  • The endemic diseases of the islands are swamp-fever, diarrhœa, beri-beri, and typhoid.

    The Philippine Islands Ramon Reyes Lala
  • It was Barrett's fault the job wasn't a clean one, an' now he picks me out to get the swamp-fever.

    The Gully of Bluemansdyke A. Conan Doyle
  • Watson's "cub pilot" he was, on the sick list, thin and weak with swamp-fever.

    Gideon's Band George W. Cable
British Dictionary definitions for swamp-fever

swamp fever

Also called equine infectious anaemia. a viral disease of horses characterized by recurring fever, staggering gait, and general debility
(US) another name for malaria
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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swamp-fever in Medicine

swamp fever n.
See malaria.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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