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Yellow Fever

Definition of yellow fever:

part of speech: noun

A malignant fever of warm climates, in which the skin becomes yellow.

part of speech: noun

A malignant febrile disease, indigenous chiefly to the West Indies, upper coasts of South America, the borders of the Gulf of Mexico, and the Southern United States. It is attended with yellowness of the skin, of some shade between lemon- yellow and the deepest orange- yellow. It resembles typhus fever in the prostration, blood- disorganization, and softening of internal organs which are features of both diseases.

part of speech: noun

A dangerous, infectious fever of the tropics, marked by a yellow skin, vomiting, etc., and carried by mosquitoes.

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