dengue

noun den·gue \ ˈdeŋ-gē , -ˌgā \
|Updated on: 31 May 2018

Definition of dengue

: an acute infectious disease caused by a flavivirus (species Dengue virus of the genus Flavivirus), transmitted by aedes mosquitoes, and characterized by headache, severe joint pain, and a rash called also breakbone fever, dengue fever

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Origin and Etymology of dengue

American Spanish


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dengue

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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