miliary fever

miliary fever
epidemic in the 15th and 16th centuries and characterized by profuse sweating and high mortality
Syn: ↑sweating sickness
Hypernyms: ↑infectious disease

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: an epidemic disease characterized by fever, excessive sweating, and eruption of miliary vesicles in the skin

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miliary fever,
1. = miliaria. (Cf.miliaria)
2. = sweating sickness. (Cf.sweating sickness)

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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