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swine influenza

noun

Definition of SWINE INFLUENZA

:  influenza A of swine that is caused by any of several subtypes (as H1N1 or H3N2) of the causative orthomyxovirus and in which sporadic transmission to humans has occurred — compare swine flu

First Known Use of SWINE INFLUENZA

1919

swine influenza

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SWINE INFLUENZA

:  influenza A of swine that is marked by fever, lethargy, labored breathing, coughing, and anorexia, that is caused by any of several subtypes (as H1N1 or H3N2) of the causative orthomyxovirus, and that is typically not fatal but may be complicated by development of bronchopneumonia or secondary bacterial infection—compare swine flu

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