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quintan

[ kwin-tn ]
/ ˈkwɪn tn /
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adjective

(of a fever, ague, etc.) characterized by paroxysms that recur every fifth day.

noun

a quintan fever or ague.

RELATED WORDS

quinary, quinquennial

Nearby words

quint minor, quint., quinta, quintain, quintal, quintan, quintana roo, quintant, quinte, quintefoil, quinternion

Origin of quintan

1740–50; < Latin quīntāna (febris) quintan (fever); see quintain
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Examples from the Web for quintan

  • Canoe is a West Indian word, the Powhatan word is quintan, or aquintan.

    History of the Colony and Ancient Dominion of Virginia|Charles Campbell

British Dictionary definitions for quintan

quintan

/ (ˈkwɪntən) /

adjective

(of a fever) occurring every fourth day

Word Origin for quintan

C17: from Latin febris quintāna fever occurring every fifth day, reckoned inclusively
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Medicine definitions for quintan

quintan

[ kwĭntən ]

adj.

Recurring every fifth day. Used of a fever.
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