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grippealso grip (grĭp)
[French, from Old French, claw, quarrel, from gripper, to seize, grasp, from Frankish *grīpan.]
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(Pathology) a former name for influenza
[C18: from French grippe, from gripper to seize, of Germanic origin; see grip1]
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Older Use. influenza.
grip′py, adj. -pi•er, -pi•est.
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|Noun||1.||grippe - an acute febrile highly contagious viral disease|
swine flu, swine influenza - an acute and highly contagious respiratory disease of swine caused by the orthomyxovirus thought to be the same virus that caused the 1918 influenza pandemic
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