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ma·lar·i·a

 (mə-lâr′ē-ə)
n.
1. An infectious disease characterized by cycles of chills, fever, and sweating, caused by a protozoan of the genus Plasmodium in red blood cells, which is transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected female anopheles mosquito.
2. Archaic Bad or foul air; miasma.

[Italian, from mala aria, bad air (from the belief that malaria was caused by vapors emanating from swamps, rather than mosquitos that bred there ) : mala, feminine of malo, bad (from Latin malus; see mel- in Indo-European roots) + aria, air; see aria.]

ma·lar′i·al, ma·lar′i·an, ma·lar′i·ous adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.malarial - of or infected by or resembling malariamalarial - of or infected by or resembling malaria; "malarial fever"
Translations

malarial

[məˈlɛərɪəl] ADJpalúdico

malarial

adjMalaria-

malarial

[məˈlɛərɪəl] adjmalarico/a
References in classic literature ?
It had taken an unfair advantage of his weak state, and though it was only ordinary malarial fever, in forty-eight hours it had run him as low as ten days of fever would have done when he was in condition.
When, in half an hour, Van Horn's sweat culminated in profusion, it marked the breaking of the malarial attack.
From the man's distorted body and twisted mind, in occult ways, like mists rising from malarial marshes, came emanations of the unhealth within.
Without drugs, without even quinine, he had managed so far to live through a combination of the most pernicious and most malignant of malarial and black-water fevers.
He sailed to the Greek camp at the malarial town of Missolonghi, where he showed qualities of leadership but died of fever after a few months, in 1824, before he had time to accomplish anything.
She was suffering from malarial fever, and seemed dying by inches.
1 The study was conducted by microscopy method at Malarial Research Laboratory and by rapid diagnostic test (RDT) at Women and Children Hospital Bannu, in District Bannu.
These compounds interact with a novel target in the malarial parasite (Phenylalanine t-RNA synthetase) which results in inhibition of protein synthesis.
Limited Tenders are invited for Outsourcing Of Seasonal Anti Malarial Lascars For Anti Malarial Activities Under Two Bid System.
Its objectives are to reduce malarial morbidity and mortality by 50% by 2012 (Baseline year is taken as 2006).
1 This method is based on malarial antigen detection that is released from parasitized cells.
Malarial parasite Vivax was seen on blood peripheral film in all patients.