- n. [内科] 流行性感冒（简写flu）；家畜流行性感冒
- influenza: see flu
- influenza (n.)
- 1743, borrowed during an outbreak of the disease in Europe, from Italian influenza "influenza, epidemic," originally "visitation, influence (of the stars)," from Medieval Latin influentia (see influence). Used in Italian for diseases since at least 1504 (as in influenza di febbre scarlattina "scarlet fever") on notion of astral or occult influence. The 1743 outbreak began in Italy. Often applied since mid-19c. to severe colds.
- 1. Every year new strains of influenza develop.
- 2. They took steps to prevent the spread of influenza.
- 3. The last attack of influenza has left me rather groggy.
- 4. Influenza proliferated throughout the country.
- 5. Influenza is an infectious disease.
[ influenza 造句 ]