blackwater fever

noun

Definition of blackwater fever 

: a febrile complication of repeated malarial attacks that is characterized especially by extensive kidney damage and urine discolored by heme from blood

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1884, in the meaning defined above

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blackwater fever

noun

Medical Definition of blackwater fever 

: a rare febrile complication of repeated malarial attacks that is marked by destruction of blood cells with hemoglobinuria and extensive kidney damage

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