Definition of blackwater fever in English:

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blackwater fever

Pronunciation: /ˈblakˌwädər ˌfēvər/


A severe form of malaria in which blood cells are rapidly destroyed, resulting in dark urine.
Example sentences
  • Diseases such as malaria were endemic, while blackwater fever, dengue fever, dysentery, yaws, and hookworms were a constant scourge.
  • The daily anti-malarial pill ensured that if one did get malaria, at least it was controllable and did not usually develop into either cerebral malaria or blackwater fever.
  • Patients with blackwater fever were not included in the study.

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Syllabification: black·wa·ter fe·ver

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