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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dengue  \Den"gue\  (d[e^][ng]"g[asl]),  n.  [See  Note,  below.] 
  (Med.) 
  A  specific  epidemic  disease  attended  with  high  fever, 
  cutaneous  eruption,  and  severe  pains  in  the  head  and  limbs, 
  resembling  those  of  rheumatism;  --  called  also  {breakbone 
  fever}.  It  occurs  in  India,  Egypt,  the  West  Indies,  etc.,  is 
  of  short  duration,  and  rarely  fatal. 
 
  Note:  This  disease,  when  it  first  appeared  in  the  British 
  West  India  Islands,  was  called  the  dandy  fever,  from 
  the  stiffness  and  constraint  which  it  grave  to  the 
  limbs  and  body.  The  Spaniards  of  the  neighboring 
  islands  mistook  the  term  for  their  word  dengue, 
  denoting  prudery,  which  might  also  well  express 
  stiffness,  and  hence  the  term  dengue  became,  as  last 
  the  name  of  the  disease.  --Tully. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dengue 
  n  :  an  infectious  disease  of  the  tropics  transmitted  by 
  mosquitoes  and  characterized  by  rash  and  aching  head  and 
  joints  [syn:  {dengue  fever},  {dandy  fever},  {breakbone 
  fever}] 




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