Definition of paludism in English:

paludism

(also paludisme)

noun

Medicine
archaic
  • Malaria, especially as formerly thought to be caused by noxious marsh gases.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Science. From French paludisme from classical Latin palūd-, palūs + -isme. Compare earlier impaludism.

Pronunciation

paludism

/ˈpaljʊdɪz(ə)m/