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Date: 1700-1800
Language: Italian
Origin: mala aria 'bad air'; because it was believed that the disease came from gases rising from wet land

malaria

noun
     
Related topics: Illness and Disability
ma‧lar‧i‧a [uncountable]
MI a disease that is common in hot countries and that you get when a type of mosquito bites you
malarial adjective:
malarial fever

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