ovale malaria

noun

ova·​le malaria ō-ˈvā-lē- How to pronounce ovale malaria (audio)
: a relatively mild form of malaria caused by a protozoan of the genus Plasmodium (P. ovale) that is characterized by tertian chills and febrile paroxysms and that usually ends spontaneously

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“Ovale malaria.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/ovale%20malaria. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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