blackwater fever


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black·wa·ter fever

 (blăk′wô′tər, -wŏt′ər)
n.
A serious, often fatal complication of chronic malaria, characterized by the passage of bloody, dark red or black urine.

blackwater fever

n
(Medicine) med a rare and serious complication of malaria, characterized by massive destruction of red blood cells, producing dark red or blackish urine

black′water fe′ver


n.
a severe form of malaria characterized by kidney damage and hemoglobinuria resulting in dark urine.
[1880–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blackwater fever - severe and often fatal malaria characterized by kidney damage resulting in dark urineblackwater fever - severe and often fatal malaria characterized by kidney damage resulting in dark urine
malaria - an infective disease caused by sporozoan parasites that are transmitted through the bite of an infected Anopheles mosquito; marked by paroxysms of chills and fever
References in classic literature ?
One of my Polynesian sailors lay at death's door with blackwater fever.
GREAT regret is felt amongst the relatives and friends of Mrs J C Jones, 12 Charlecombe Street, Higher Tranmere, at the loss of her husband, Driver John Cleveland Jones, ASC, at the 36th General Hospital, Salonika, through blackwater fever.