sandfly fever

noun
sand·​fly fever | \ ˈsan(d)-ˌflī- How to pronounce sandfly fever (audio) \

Definition of sandfly fever

: a virus disease of brief duration that is characterized by fever, headache, eye pain, malaise, and leukopenia and that is caused by either of two bunyaviruses (species Sandfly fever Naples virus and Sandfly fever Sicilian virus of the genus Phlebovirus) transmitted by the bite of a sand fly (especially Phlebotomus papatasii)

called also phlebotomus fever

First Known Use of sandfly fever

1910, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about sandfly fever

Time Traveler for sandfly fever

Time Traveler

The first known use of sandfly fever was in 1910

See more words from the same year

Statistics for sandfly fever

Cite this Entry

“Sandfly fever.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sandfly%20fever. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for sandfly fever

sandfly fever

noun
sand·​fly fever | \ ˌsan(d)-ˌflī- How to pronounce sandfly fever (audio) \

Medical Definition of sandfly fever

: a virus disease of brief duration that is characterized by fever, headache, pain in the eyes, malaise, and leukopenia and is caused by a bunyavirus of the genus Phlebovirus (especially species Sandfly fever Naples virus and species Sandfly fever Sicilian virus) transmitted by the bite of a sand fly of the genus Phlebotomus (especially P. papatasii)

called also pappataci fever, phlebotomus fever

Comments on sandfly fever

What made you want to look up sandfly fever? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Words of Snow and Ice Quiz

  • image1037863653
  • Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!