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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

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

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.
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JAMES QUANDT: Maybe illness is not the best place for us to start, but the "malady" in Tropical Malady seems to be part of a motif of illness in your films.
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Although this malady is relatively common in people, it's almost unknown in the rest of the animal kingdom.
A national survey conducted in the 1990s found that nearly 30 percent of adults met the criteria for at least one such ailment in the preceding year and almost half had experienced a mental malady at some time in their lives (SN: 1/22/94, p.
Physicians found that her brain had become as porous as a sponge, a characteristic of the malady known as Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD).
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