Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary


Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of INFLUENZA

Pronunciation:  `infloo'enzu

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an acute febrile highly contagious viral disease
 

INFLUENZA is a 9 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: flu, grippe
 
 See Also: Asiatic flu, contagion, contagious disease, respiratory disease, respiratory disorder

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In`flu*en"za\, n. [It. influenza influence, an
epidemic formerly attributed by astrologers to the influence
of the heavenly bodies, influenza. See {Influence}.] (Med.)
An epidemic affection characterized by acute nasal catarrh,
or by inflammation of the throat or the bronchi, and usually
accompanied by fever.

 
Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: Commonly called "the flu", influenza is a virus that infects the respiratory tract and may cause fever, headache, and general body aches, runny nose, sore throat, or cough.
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: The disease caused by influenza viruses; influenza is an acute, potentially fatal and highly infectious disease which occurs usually via the respiratory tract.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: acute articular rheumatism, acute bronchitis, adenoiditis, African lethargy, ague, alkali disease, aluminosis, amebiasis, amebic dysentery, amygdalitis, anthracosilicosis, anthracosis, anthrax, asbestosis, Asiatic cholera, Asiatic flu, asthma, atypical pneumonia, bacillary dysentery, bastard measles, bituminosis, black death, black fever, black lung, blackwater fever, breakbone fever, bronchial pneumonia, bronchiectasis, bronchiolitis, bronchitis, bronchopneumonia, brucellosis, bubonic plague, cachectic fever, catarrh, cerebral rheumatism, Chagres fever, chalicosis, chicken pox, cholera, chronic bronchitis, cold, collapsed lung, common cold, coniosis, coryza, cowpox, croup, croupous pneumonia, dandy fever, deer fly fever, dengue, dengue fever, diphtheria, double pneumonia, dry pleurisy, dumdum fever, dysentery, elephantiasis, emphysema, empyema, encephalitis lethargica, enteric fever, epidemic pleurodynia, erysipelas, famine fever, fibrinous pneumonia, five-day fever, frambesia, German measles, glandular fever, hansenosis, Haverhill fever, hay fever, hepatitis, herpes, herpes simplex, herpes zoster, histoplasmosis, Hong Kong flu, hookworm, hydrophobia, infantile paralysis, infectious mononucleosis, inflammatory rheumatism, jail fever, jungle rot, kala azar, kissing disease, la grippe, laryngitis, lepra, leprosy, leptospirosis, lipoid pneumonia, loa loa, loaiasis, lobar pneumonia, lockjaw, lung cancer, lung fever, madness, malaria, malarial fever, marsh fever, measles, meningitis, milzbrand, mumps, ornithosis, osteomyelitis, paratyphoid fever, parotitis, parrot fever, pertussis, pharyngitis, pleurisy, pleuritis, pneumococcal pneumonia, pneumoconiosis, pneumonia, pneumonic fever, pneumothorax, polio, poliomyelitis, polyarthritis rheumatism, ponos, psittacosis, quinsy, rabbit fever, rabies, rat-bite fever, relapsing fever, rheum, rheumatic fever, rickettsialpox, ringworm, rubella, rubeola, scarlatina, scarlet fever, schistosomiasis, septic sore throat, shingles, siderosis, silicosis, sleeping sickness, sleepy sickness, smallpox, snail fever, sore throat, splenic fever, spotted fever, strep throat, swamp fever, swine flu, tetanus, the sniffles, the snuffles, thrush, tinea, tonsilitis, trench fever, trench mouth, tuberculosis, tularemia, typhoid, typhoid fever, typhus, typhus fever, undulant fever, vaccinia, varicella, variola, venereal disease, viral dysentery, virus pneumonia, wet pleurisy, whooping cough, yaws, yellow fever, yellow jack, zona, zoster
 

 

 

 

COPYRIGHT © 2000-2013 HYPERDICTIONARY.COM HOME | ABOUT HYPERDICTIONARY