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glandular fever Line breaks: glan¦du|lar fever
Pronunciation: /ˌɡlɑːndjʊlə ˈfiːvə/

Definition of glandular fever in English:


[mass noun] British
An infectious viral disease characterized by swelling of the lymph glands and prolonged lassitude. Also called infectious mononucleosis.
Example sentences
  • She was diagnosed with liver damage almost a year ago, and has also suffered from extreme tiredness and a series of illnesses including chicken pox, tonsillitis, flu and glandular fever.
  • When they do happen, they are similar to other viral infections such as glandular fever.
  • Also hepatitis B, glandular fever and intestinal parasites have been associated.
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