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Noun: influenza  ,in-floo'en-zu
  1. An acute and highly contagious viral disease causing a high body temperature (fever)
    "money was allocated to study the cause and prevention of influenza";
    - flu, grippe [archaic]

Derived forms: influenzas

Type of: contagion, contagious disease, respiratory disease, respiratory disorder, respiratory illness

Encyclopedia: Influenza, live attenuated