Definition of yellow fever noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


yellow fever

BrE BrE//ˈjeləʊ fiːvə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈjeloʊ fiːvər//
[uncountable] Ailments and diseases
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an infectious tropical disease that makes the skin turn yellow and often causes death See related entries: Ailments and diseases
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: yellow fever