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Noun: swine flu  swIn floo
  1. An acute and highly contagious respiratory disease of swine caused by the orthomyxovirus thought to be the same virus that caused the 1918 influenza pandemic
    - swine influenza

Derived forms: swine flu

Type of: flu, grippe [archaic], influenza

Encyclopedia: Swine flu