yellow fever
An acute infectious disease caused by a flavivirus, which is transmitted to humans by mosquitoes. The liver is affected and the skin turns yellow in this disease.

Microbiology. . 2009.

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  • Yellow fever — Yellow Yel low (y[e^]l l[ o]), a. [Compar. {Yellower} (y[e^]l l[ o]*[ e]r); superl. {Yellowest}.] [OE. yelow, yelwe, [yogh]elow, [yogh]eoluw, from AS. geolu; akin to D. geel, OS. & OHG. gelo, G. gelb, Icel. gulr, Sw. gul, Dan. guul, L. helvus… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • yellow fever — noun uncount a serious tropical illness caused by a MOSQUITO in which you have a fever, you BLEED a lot, and your skin may look yellow …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • yellow fever — ► NOUN ▪ a tropical disease caused by a virus transmitted by mosquitoes, causing fever and jaundice and often fatal …   English terms dictionary

  • yellow fever — ☆ yellow fever n. an acute, infectious tropical disease caused by a virus transmitted by the bite of a mosquito (Aëdes aegypti) and characterized by fever, jaundice, vomiting, etc …   English World dictionary

  • yellow fever — n [U] a dangerous tropical disease which makes your skin turn slightly yellow …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • yellow fever — Pathol. an acute, often fatal, infectious febrile disease of warm climates, caused by an RNA virus transmitted by a mosquito, esp. Aedes aegypti, and characterized by liver damage and jaundice. Also called yellow jack. [1730 40] * * * Acute… …   Universalium

  • Yellow fever — An acute systemic (bodywide) illness caused by a virus called a Flavivirus. In severe cases, the viral infection causes a high fever, bleeding into the skin, and necrosis (death) of cells in the kidney and liver. The damage done to the liver from …   Medical dictionary

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  • yellow fever — noun Date: 1739 an acute infectious disease of warm regions (as sub Saharan Africa and tropical South America) marked by sudden onset, prostration, fever, and headache and sometimes albuminuria, jaundice, and hemorrhage and caused by a flavivirus …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • yellow fever — n. to catch, contract yellow fever * * * [ˌjeləʊ fiːvə] contract yellow fever to catch …   Combinatory dictionary

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