- tropical medicine n a branch of medicine dealing with tropical diseases and other medical problems of tropical regions
* * *the study of diseases more commonly found in tropical regions than elsewhere, such as malaria, leprosy, trypanosomiasis, schistosomiasis, and leishmaniasis.
* * *medical science as applied to diseases occurring primarily in tropical and subtropical countries. Sometimes called geographic m. because diseases of interest to tropical medicine specialists may also occur in developing countries or areas in the temperate climate zones.
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