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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ma·lar·ia /məˈlɛriə/
 瘧疾,瘴氣

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 ma·lar·ia /məˈlɛrɪə/ 名詞
 瘧疾

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 ma·la·ri·a n.
 1. Air infected with some noxious substance capable of engendering disease; esp., an unhealthy exhalation from certain soils, as marshy or wet lands, producing fevers; miasma. [Archaic]
 Note:The morbific agent in malaria is supposed by some to be a vegetable microbe or its spores, and by others to be a very minute animal blood parasite (an infusorian).
 2. Med. A human disease caused by infection of red blood cells by a protozoan of the genus Plasmodium, giving rise to fever and chills and many other symptoms, characterized by their tendency to recur at definite and usually uniform intervals.  The protozoal infection is usually transmitted from another infected individual by the bite of an Anopheles mosquito.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 malaria
      n : an infective disease caused by sporozoan parasites that are
          transmitted through the bite of an infected Anopheles
          mosquito; marked by paroxysms of chills and fever