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1. (Science: medicine) a fever of one day's continuance only.

2. (Science: entomology) a genus of insects including the day flies, or ephemeral flies. See ephemeral fly, under ephemeral.

Origin: NL, fr. Gr. A day fly, fr. Daily, lasting but a day; over _ day.

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