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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.
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malaria

(məˈlɛərɪə)
n
(Pathology) an infectious disease characterized by recurring attacks of chills and fever, caused by the bite of an anopheles mosquito infected with any of four protozoans of the genus Plasmodium (P. vivax, P. falciparum, P. malariae, or P. ovale)
[C18: from Italian mala aria bad air, from the belief that the disease was caused by the unwholesome air in swampy districts]
maˈlarial, maˈlarian, maˈlarious adj
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ma•lar•i•a

(məˈlɛər i ə)

n.
1. any of a group of usu. intermittent or remittent diseases characterized by attacks of chills, fever, and sweating and caused by a parasitic protozoan transferred to the human bloodstream by an anopheles mosquito.
2. Archaic. unwholesome or poisonous air.
[1730–40; < Italian, contraction of mala aria bad air]
ma•lar′i•al, ma•lar′i•an, ma•lar′i•ous, adj.
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ma·lar·i·a

(mə-lâr′ē-ə)
An infectious disease of tropical areas that is caused by a parasite transmitted by mosquitoes. It causes repeated attacks of chills, fever, and sweating.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.malaria - an infective disease caused by sporozoan parasites that are transmitted through the bite of an infected Anopheles mosquitomalaria - 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
blackwater fever - severe and often fatal malaria characterized by kidney damage resulting in dark urine
jungle fever - severe form of malaria occurring in tropical regions
protozoal infection - any infection caused by a protozoan
chills and fever, ague - successive stages of chills and fever that is a symptom of malaria
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Translations
malárie
malaria
malaria
malarija
malária
malaria
mÿrakalda, malaría
マラリア
말라리아
maliarija
malārija
malária
malarija
malaria
ไข้มาลาเรีย
bệnh sốt rét

malaria

[məˈlɛərɪə]
A. Nmalaria f, paludismo m
B. CPD malaria control Nlucha f contra la malaria
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malaria

[məˈlɛəriə] nmalaria f, paludisme m
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malaria

nMalaria f
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malaria

[məˈlɛərɪə] nmalaria
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malaria

(məˈleəriə) noun
a fever caused by the bite of a certain type of mosquito.
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malaria

مَلَارْيَا malárie malaria Malaria ελονοσία malaria, paludismo malaria paludisme malarija malaria マラリア 말라리아 malaria malaria malaria malária малярия malaria ไข้มาลาเรีย sıtma bệnh sốt rét 疟疾
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malaria

n malaria, paludismo
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All through the New Hebrides and the Solomons and up among the atolls on the Line, during this period under a tropic sun, rotten with malaria, and suffering from a few minor afflictions such as Biblical leprosy with the silvery skin, I did the work of five men.
I think it most probable-- though of course it's only an opinion--that you'll all have the deuce to pay before you get that malaria out of your systems.
In fact, there is a perpetual malaria reigning throughout the country in question.
And Skipper did not know that he was himself wet, and that he was in the first shock of recurrent malaria precipitated by the wet and the excitement.
By luck of birth possessed of a genial but soft disposition and a splendid constitution, his reputation was that for twenty years he had never missed his day's work nor his six daily quarts of bottled beer, even, as he bragged, when in the German islands, where each bottle of beer carried ten grains of quinine in solution as a specific against malaria.
The second year a hard frost killed his young grove, and he fell ill with malaria. He came to Nebraska to visit his cousin, Anton Jelinek, and to look about.
The girl had gone straight from school to her step-father's estate on the Zambesi, where, a few months later, her mother had died of the malaria. Unable to endure the place after his wife's death, Senhor Santos had taken ship to Victoria, there to seek fresh fortune with results as indifferent as my own.
It must have been a touch of the malaria from which we sometimes suffered; but whatever it was, it made her dull and heavy.
You have been abroad, tropics, malaria, ague--I know."
I would rather ride on earth in an ox cart, with a free circulation, than go to heaven in the fancy car of an excursion train and breathe a malaria all the way.
That he contracted Malaria Fever somewhere, either by travelling day and night to Rome, where, after all, he arrived too late to see poor dear papa before his death--or under some other unwholesome circumstances--is indubitable, if that is what you mean.
It was as much as Kim could remember of his own treatment in a bout of autumn malaria - if you except the patter that he added to impress the lama.