Dengue meaning

dĕnggē, -gā
An acute, infectious tropical disease caused by a flavivirus transmitted by mosquitoes, and characterized by high fever, rash, headache, and severe muscle and joint pain.
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An infectious tropical disease transmitted by mosquitoes and characterized by severe pains in the joints and back, fever, and rash.
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An acute, infectious tropical disease caused by any of four related flaviviruses that are transmitted by mosquitoes, characterized by high fever, rash, headache, severe muscle and joint pain, and minor bleeding. A severe form of the disease (dengue hemorrhagic fever), characterized by bleeding from the gums and gastrointestinal tract, can lead to shock and death.
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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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(pathology) An acute febrile disease of the tropics caused by a flavivirus, transmitted by mosquitoes, and characterized by high fever, rash, headache, and severe muscle and joint pain.
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Origin of dengue

  • American Spanish alteration (influenced by dengue affectation) of Swahili -dinga

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition