Definition of paludism in English:

paludism

Pronunciation /ˈpaljʊdɪz(ə)m/

noun

(also paludisme)
archaic Medicine
  • 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 + French -isme. Compare earlier impaludism.