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vivax in Medicine

vivax vi·vax (vī'vāks)

  1. The protozoan (Plasmodium vivax) that causes the most common form of malaria.

  2. Vivax malaria.

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  • The three most common species are vivax, malariæ and falciparum, causing respectively the tertian, quartan and remittent fevers.

    Insects and Diseases Rennie W. Doane

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