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breakbone fever:see dengue feverdengue fever
, acute infectious disease caused by four closely related viruses and transmitted by the bite of the female Aedes mosquito; it is also known as breakbone fever and bone-crusher disease.
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breakbone fever[′brāk‚bōn ‚fē·vər]
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