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GLANDULAR FEVER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does glandular fever mean? 

GLANDULAR FEVER (noun)
  The noun GLANDULAR FEVER has 1 sense:

1. an acute disease characterized by fever and swollen lymph nodes and an abnormal increase of mononuclear leucocytes or monocytes in the bloodstream; not highly contagious; some believe it can be transmitted by kissing

  Familiarity information: GLANDULAR FEVER used as a noun is very rare.


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GLANDULAR FEVER (noun)


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Meaning:

An acute disease characterized by fever and swollen lymph nodes and an abnormal increase of mononuclear leucocytes or monocytes in the bloodstream; not highly contagious; some believe it can be transmitted by kissing

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

glandular fever; infectious mononucleosis; kissing disease; mono; mononucleosis

Hypernyms ("glandular fever" is a kind of...):

infectious disease (a disease transmitted only by a specific kind of contact)


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