kala-azar

noun
ka·​la-azar | \ ˌkä-lə-ə-ˈzär How to pronounce kala-azar (audio) , ˌka- \

Definition of kala-azar

: visceral leishmaniasis In endemic areas, classic initial symptoms of kala-azar are fever and chills, which may persist for several weeks.— Burton J. Bogitsh et al.

First Known Use of kala-azar

1870, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for kala-azar

Hindi & Urdu kālā-āzār, literally, black disease

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The first known use of kala-azar was in 1870

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“Kala-azar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kala-azar. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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kala-azar

noun
\ ˌkäl-ə-ə-ˌzär How to pronounce kala-azar (audio) , ˌkal- How to pronounce kala-azar (audio) \

Medical Definition of kala-azar

: visceral leishmaniasis The diagnosis of kala-azar (visceral leishmaniasis) was made by bone marrow examination in seven cases and by liver biopsy in one case.The Journal of the American Medical Association

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