intermittent fever

noun Pathology.

a malarial fever in which feverish periods lasting a few hours alternate with periods in which the temperature is normal.
any fever characterized by intervals of normal temperature.

Origin of intermittent fever

First recorded in 1615–25 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for intermittent fever

intermittent fever


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