|1.||the nontechnical name for miliary fever|
|2.||an acute infectious febrile disease that was widespread in Europe during the late 15th century, characterized by profuse sweating|
|3.||a disease of cattle, esp calves, prevalent in southern Africa. Transmitted by ticks, it is characterized by sweating, hair loss, and inflammation of the mouth and eyes|
a disease of unknown cause that appeared in England as an epidemic on six occasions-in 1485, 1506, 1517, 1528, 1551, and 1578. It was confined to England, except in 1528-29, when it spread to the European continent, appearing in Hamburg and passing northward to Scandinavia and eastward to Lithuania, Poland, and Russia; the Netherlands also were involved, but the disease did not spread to France or Italy
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