quintan

[ kwin-tn ]
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adjective
  1. (of a fever, ague, etc.) characterized by paroxysms that recur every fifth day.

noun
  1. a quintan fever or ague.

Origin of quintan

1
1740–50; <Latin quīntāna (febris) quintan (fever); see quintain

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quintan

/ (ˈkwɪntən) /


adjective
  1. (of a fever) occurring every fourth day

Origin of quintan

1
C17: from Latin febris quintāna fever occurring every fifth day, reckoned inclusively

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