breakbone fever

breakbone fever
n. infectious disease characterized by a high fever and pain in the muscles and joints (occurs in tropic regions such as India, Egypt, and the West Indies), dengue

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  • Breakbone fever — Break bone fe ver (Med.) See {Dengue}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • breakbone fever — ☆ breakbone fever [brāk′bōn΄ ] n. DENGUE …   English World dictionary

  • Breakbone fever — An acute mosquito borne viral illness of sudden onset that usually follows a benign course with headache, fever, prostration, severe joint and muscle pain, swollen glands (lymphadenopathy) and rash. The presence (the “dengue triad”) of fever,… …   Medical dictionary

  • breakbone fever — Dengue Den gue (d[e^][ng] g[asl]), n. [See Note, below.] (Med.) A specific epidemic disease attended with high fever, cutaneous eruption, and severe pains in the head and limbs, resembling those of rheumatism; called also {breakbone fever}. It… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • breakbone fever — noun an infectious disease of the tropics transmitted by mosquitoes and characterized by rash and aching head and joints • Syn: ↑dengue, ↑dengue fever, ↑dandy fever • Hypernyms: ↑infectious disease …   Useful english dictionary

  • breakbone fever — noun dengue fever …   Wiktionary

  • breakbone fever — noun Date: 1855 dengue …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • breakbone fever — /brayk bohn /, Pathol. dengue. [1860 65; BREAK + BONE, so called because it makes the bones ache as if breaking at the joints] * * * …   Universalium

  • breakbone fever — see dengue …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • breakbone fever — break′bone fe ver [[t]ˈbreɪkˌboʊn[/t]] n. pat dengue • Etymology: 1860–65 …   From formal English to slang

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