Delhi boil

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Delhi boil leishmaniasis of the skin; characterized by ulcerative skin lesions
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Delhi boil (Med) a peculiar affection of the skin, probably parasitic in origin, prevailing in India (as among the British troops) and especially at Delhi.
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Usage

In literature:

The advent of this prosperous Hawke had made the great social deeps of Delhi to boil like a pot.
"A Fascinating Traitor" by Richard Henry Savage
Delhi boil is a chronic inflammatory disease, most commonly met with in India, especially towards the end of the wet season.
"Manual of Surgery" by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
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