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