- (of a fever) characterized by paroxysms that recurevery sixth day.
- a sextan fever.
Origin of sextan
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- (of a fever) marked by paroxysms that recur after an interval of five days
C17: from Medieval Latin sextana (febris) (fever) of the sixth (day)