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noun den·gue \ˈdeŋ-gē, -ˌgā\

Medical Definition of DENGUE

:  an acute infectious disease that is characterized by headache, severe joint pain, and a rash and that is caused by a single-stranded RNA virus of the genus Flavivirus (species Dengue virus) transmitted by mosquitoes of the genus Aedes—called also breakbone fever, dandy fever, dengue fever
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