Cauma

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Cauma (Med) Great heat, as of the body in fever.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cauma In medicine, heat; inflammation; fever: a word formerly used in the designation of various diseases, especially those exhibiting inflammation and fever, as cauma pleuritis, pleurisy; cauma podagricum, gout; but also cauma hæmorrhagicum, so-called active hemorrhage.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., fr. Gr. a burning heat