Dengue Definition

dĕnggē, -gā
noun
An infectious tropical disease transmitted by mosquitoes and characterized by severe pains in the joints and back, fever, and rash.
Webster's New World
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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

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