English sweating disease

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En·glish sweat·ing dis·ease

a disease of unknown nature that appeared in England and spread over Europe in 1485, 1508, and 1528-30; characterized by heavy sweats, prostration, and a high fatality rate.
Synonym(s): sudor anglicus

anglicus sudor

Uncertain; a disease described in England during the Middle Ages, possibly related to an influenza epidemic.