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influenza


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Influenza  \In`flu*en"za\,  n.  [It.  influenza  influence,  an 
  epidemic  formerly  attributed  by  astrologers  to  the  influence 
  of  the  heavenly  bodies,  influenza.  See  {Influence}.]  (Med.) 
  An  epidemic  affection  characterized  by  acute  nasal  catarrh, 
  or  by  inflammation  of  the  throat  or  the  bronchi,  and  usually 
  accompanied  by  fever. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  influenza 
  n  :  an  acute  febrile  highly  contagious  viral  disease  [syn:  {flu}, 
  {grippe}] 




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