miliary fever


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miliary fever

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(Pathology) an acute infectious fever characterized by profuse sweating and the formation on the skin of minute fluid-filled vesicles. Nontechnical name: sweating sickness
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Noun1.miliary fever - epidemic in the 15th and 16th centuries and characterized by profuse sweating and high mortalitymiliary fever - epidemic in the 15th and 16th centuries and characterized by profuse sweating and high mortality
infectious disease - a disease transmitted only by a specific kind of contact
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