famine fever
Relapsing Re*laps"ing, a. Marked by a relapse; falling back; tending to return to a former worse state. [1913 Webster]

{Relapsing fever} (Med.), an acute, epidemic, contagious fever, which prevails also endemically in Ireland, Russia, and some other regions. It is marked by one or two remissions of the fever, by articular and muscular pains, and by the presence, during the paroxism of spiral bacterium ({Spiroch[ae]te}) in the blood. It is not usually fatal. Called also {famine fever}, and {recurring fever}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Famine fever — Famine Fam ine, n. [F. famine, fr. L. fames hunger; cf. Gr. ????? want, need, Skr. h[=a]ni loss, lack, h[=a] to leave.] General scarcity of food; dearth; a want of provisions; destitution. Worn with famine. Milton. [1913 Webster] There was a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • famine fever — Typhus Ty phus, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? smoke, cloud, stupor arising from fever; akin to ? to smoke, Skr. dh?pa smoke.] (Med.) A contagious continued fever lasting from two to three weeks, attended with great prostration and cerebral disorder, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • famine fever — noun : relapsing fever * * * famine fever, = typhus. (Cf. ↑typhus) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Famine — Fam ine, n. [F. famine, fr. L. fames hunger; cf. Gr. ????? want, need, Skr. h[=a]ni loss, lack, h[=a] to leave.] General scarcity of food; dearth; a want of provisions; destitution. Worn with famine. Milton. [1913 Webster] There was a famine in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chronology of the Great Famine — Main article: Great Famine (Ireland) An 1849 depiction of Bridget O Donnell and her two children during the famine. The Chronology of the Great Famine (Irish: An Gorta Mór[1] …   Wikipedia

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