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VHF

 Dictionary entry overview: What does VHF mean? 

VHF (noun)
  The noun VHF has 2 senses:

1. a group of illnesses caused by a viral infection (usually restricted to a specific geographic area); fever and gastrointestinal symptoms are followed by capillary hemorrhage
2. 30 to 300 megahertz

  Familiarity information: VHF used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


VHF (noun)


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Meaning:

A group of illnesses caused by a viral infection (usually restricted to a specific geographic area); fever and gastrointestinal symptoms are followed by capillary hemorrhage

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

haemorrhagic fever; hemorrhagic fever; VHF; viral haemorrhagic fever; viral hemorrhagic fever

Hypernyms ("VHF" is a kind of...):

viral infection; virus infection (infection by a virus that is pathogenic to humans)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "VHF"):

Argentine hemorrhagic fever (hemorrhagic fever with neurological signs; caused by the Junin virus)

Ebola; Ebola fever; Ebola hemorrhagic fever (a severe and often fatal disease in humans and nonhuman primates (monkeys and chimpanzees) caused by the Ebola virus; characterized by high fever and severe internal bleeding; can be spread from person to person; is largely limited to Africa)

Lassa fever (an acute contagious viral disease of central western Africa; characterized by fever and inflammation and muscular pains and difficulty swallowing; can be used as a bioweapon)

Crimea-Congo hemorrhagic fever (an infection common in Arab states caused by a bunyavirus; transmitted by a tick that thrives on sheep)

Rift Valley fever (an infection common in Africa caused by a bunyavirus; transmitted by mosquitoes or by handling infected animals)

green monkey disease; Marburg disease; Marburg hemorrhagic fever (a viral disease of green monkeys caused by the Marburg virus; when transmitted to humans it causes serious or fatal illness)


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Meaning:

30 to 300 megahertz

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

very high frequency; VHF

Hypernyms ("VHF" is a kind of...):

radio frequency (an electromagnetic wave frequency between audio and infrared)

Holonyms ("VHF" is a part of...):

electromagnetic spectrum (the entire frequency range of electromagnetic waves)


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