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black' wa'ter

wastewater from toilets, garbage disposal, and industrial processes. Cf. gray water.


Pronunciation: (blak'wô"tur, -wot'ur), [key]
n. Pathol.
1. any of several human or animal diseases characterized by the production of dark urine as a result of the rapid breakdown of red blood cells.
2. See blackwater fever.

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Black Watchblackwater fever


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