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disease

 [dĭ-zēz´]
a definite pathological process having a characteristic set of signs and symptoms. It may affect the whole body or any of its parts, and its etiology, pathology, and prognosis may be known or unknown. For specific diseases, see under the specific name, as addison's disease. See also illness, mal, sickness, and syndrome.

mal·a·dy

(mal'ă-dē),
A disease or illness.
Synonym(s): maladie
[Fr. maladie, illness]

malady

/mal·a·dy/ (-ah-de) disease.

malady

(măl′ə-dē)
n. pl. mala·dies
1. A disease, disorder, or ailment.
2. An unwholesome condition: the malady of discontent.

malady

[mal′ədē]
Etymology: ME, maladie, sick
a disease or illness.

malady

An older poetic (i.e., non-medical) term for a condition, disease, sickness or illness.

mal·a·dy

(mal'ă-dē)
A disease or illness.
[Fr. maladie, illness]

malady

Any disease, disorder or illness.

malady

a disease or illness.
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Malady tells first one story, a romance about a soldier on leave from a patrol in central Thailand who falls in love with and courts a young countryman, and then recounts another, in which the soldier pursues a beast that has been preying on local livestock through the nocturnal jungle.
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