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 (dĕng′gē, -gā)
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. Also called breakbone fever, dandy fever, dengue fever.

[American Spanish, alteration (influenced by dengue, affectation) of Swahili -dinga.]


(ˈdɛŋɡɪ) or


(Pathology) an acute viral disease transmitted by mosquitoes, characterized by headache, fever, pains in the joints, and skin rash. Also called: breakbone fever
[C19: from Spanish, probably of African origin; compare Swahili kidinga]


(ˈdɛŋ geɪ, -gi)

an infectious, eruptive fever of warm climates, usu. epidemic, caused by a togavirus and characterized esp. by severe pains in the joints and muscles. Also called den′gue fe`ver.
[1820–30, Amer.; < American Spanish]
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Noun1.dengue - an infectious disease of the tropics transmitted by mosquitoes and characterized by rash and aching head and joints
infectious disease - a disease transmitted only by a specific kind of contact


[ˈdeŋgɪ] Ndengue m


n dengue m
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