Sometimes people may have a more algid attitude towards others who are insulting or misbehaving in a social situation; as expressed by the first and third cartoons shown below!2. Characterized by feeling less than warm or frigid; however, having sweaty skin and utter exhaustion; a reference to certain severe conditions or stages of a disease: Algid malaria is characterized by prostration, cold and clammy skin; as well as, low blood pressure. 3. Etymology: from Latin algere, "to feel cold, to be cold".
There is another word entry, gelid, which is also a Latin-derived adjective that describes ice and arctic temperatures.
Algid is not related to the Greek term algesi-, etc., "pain, sense of pain; painful; hurting".
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Falciparum malaria is characterized by paroxysms of fever occurring at irregular intervals and often by the localization of the organism in a specific organ, causing capillary blockage in the brain, lungs, intestinal mucosa, spleen, and kidneys.