flus


noun

  1. influenza.
  2. a specific variety of influenza, usually named for its point of dissemination or its animal vector: Hong Kong flu; swine flu.

noun informal

  1. the flu short for influenza
  2. any of various viral infections, esp a respiratory or intestinal infection
n.

1839, flue, shortening of influenza. Spelling flu attested from 1893. For choice of middle syllable, not a common method of shortening in English, Weekley compares tec for detective, scrip for subscription.

n.

  1. Influenza.

  1. See influenza.

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