Definition of blackwater fever in English:

blackwater fever

Line breaks: black|water fever
Pronunciation: /ˈblakwɔːtə
 
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noun

[mass noun]
A severe form of malaria in which blood cells are rapidly destroyed, resulting in dark urine.
More 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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