calenture [kal′ən chər, kal′ənchoor΄]
[Fr < Sp calentura < calentar to heat < L calens, prp. of calere, to be warm: see CALORIE]
any fever caused, as in the tropics, by exposure to great heat

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  • calenture — noun Etymology: Spanish calentura, from calentar to heat, from Latin calent , calens, present participle of calēre to be warm more at lee Date: 1582 a fever formerly supposed to affect sailors in the tropics …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • CALENTURE — s. f. Maladie qui attaque souvent les marins lorsqu ils naviguent entre les deux tropiques, et qui cause un délire violent …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

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  • calenture — calentural, calenturish, adj. /kal euhn cheuhr, choor /, n. Pathol. a violent fever with delirium, affecting persons in the tropics. [1585 95; earlier calentura < Sp: fever, equiv. to calent(ar) to heat ( < L calent , s. of calens, prp. of calere …   Universalium

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