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Definition of the adjective algid

What does algid mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: -

  1. chilly
    • example: a person who is algid is marked by prostration and has cold clammy skin and low blood pressure
    • domain: medical specialty / medicine
    • similar: cold

Alternative definition of the adjective algid


  1. [medicine] cold, chilly; used of low body temperature especially in connection with certain diseases such as malaria and cholera.

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Google previewThe American Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Ophthalmology (1914)

by Casey Albert Wood

During the algid period Graefe has found the pupils contracted. At the commencement of the disease they are dilated .

Google previewEncyclopaedia medica (1899)

by Chalmers Watson

Before the algid stage has set in, or after it has been established, things may take a favourable turn by the setting in of reaction. The pulse becomes fuller, slower; the impulse of the heart stronger; the breathing deeper, easier, and less hurried ...

Google previewThe Dimwit's Dictionary (2006)

More Than 5,000 Overused Words and Phrases and Alternatives to Them by Robert Hartwell Fiske, Joseph Epstein

algid; arctic; brumal; chilly; cold; cool; freezing; frigid; frosty; frozen; gelid; glacial; hibernal; hyperborean; ice-cold; icy; nippy; polar; rimy; wintry. (as) cold as ice An insipid ...

Google previewConcise Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Elizabeth Martin

algid. adj. cold: usually describing the cold clammy skin associated with certain forms of malaria. alginates. pl. n. derivatives of alginic acid, a complex carbohydrate extracted from certain brown seaweeds, that readily absorb water to form a gel ...

Google previewThe Century dictionary (1906)

algid (al'jid), a .

Google previewEncyclopedia of Parasitology: A-M (2008)

by Heinz Mehlhorn, Horst Aspöck

Algid Malaria Alimentary System Diseases, Animals Patent —> malaria also possible in -> Plasmodium falci- parum with progressing multiplication of parasites but without fever. Thus this form of disease is often misdiagnosed. Gastrointestinal ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions - Australian & New Zealand Edition (2014)

by Peter Harris, Sue Nagy, Nicholas Vardaxis

algid /alމjid/[L, algere, to be cold], chilly or cold. algid malaria [L, algere, to be cold], a stage of malaria caused by the protozoan Plasmodium falciparum. It is characterised by coldness of the skin, ...

Google previewMosby's Pocket Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions - E-Book (2013)

by Mosby

algid /al'jid/ [L, algere, to be cold], ...

Google previewFlip Dictionary (2002)

by Barbara Kipfer

paper cylinder of: rouleau coins, revenue from the minting of: seigniorage colander: bowl-shaped, sieve, sifter, strainer, utensil cold: algid, arctic, bleak, brisk, chilled, chilly, cool, crisp, freezing, frigid, frosty, frozen, gelid, glacial, hyperborean, ...

Google previewThe New Sydenham Society's Lexicon of Medicine and the Allied Sciences (1882)

(Based on Mayne's Lexicon) by New Sydenham Society, Henry Power, Leonard William Sedgwick

algid. (L. algidus, cold.) See Algid fever. F., al'gld pernicious .

Google previewThe Student's Medical Dictionary (1904)

Including All the Words and Phrases Generally Used in Medicine, with Their Proper Pronunciation and Definitions; Based on Recent Medical Literature by George Milbry Gould

ALGID ALKALOID Algid (af-jiJ) [afyiJus, cold). Cold, chilly. A. Fever, a pernicious intermittent fever, with great coldness of the surface of the body. A. Cholera, the cold stage of Asiatic cholera. Algometer ( al-gom' -et-er ) [alyoc, pain ; uirpav, ...

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Algid Meaning

Video shows what algid means. cold, chilly; used of low body temperature especially in connection with certain diseases such as malaria and cholera.. algid ...

Scrabble value of A1L1G2I1D2

The value of this 5-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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