blackwater fever

noun

Definition of blackwater fever

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

First Known Use of blackwater fever

1884


Medical Dictionary

blackwater fever

noun

Medical Definition of blackwater fever

  1. :  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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