• synonyms

intermittent fever

noun Pathology.
  1. a malarial fever in which feverish periods lasting a few hours alternate with periods in which the temperature is normal.
  2. any fever characterized by intervals of normal temperature.
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Origin of intermittent fever

First recorded in 1615–25
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British Dictionary definitions for intermittent fever

intermittent fever

  1. any fever, such as malaria, characterized by intervals of periodic remission
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