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Noun: malaria  mu'leh-ree-u
  1. An infective disease caused by sporozoan parasites that are transmitted through the bite of an infected Anopheles mosquito; marked by paroxysms of chills and fever

Derived forms: malarias

Type of: protozoal infection

Encyclopedia: Malaria, falciparum