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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.
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Origin of quintan

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