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vivax malaria

[ vahy-vaks ]
/ ˈvaɪ væks /
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noun Pathology.
the most common form of malaria, caused by the protozoan Plasmodium vivax and marked by the occurrence of attacks every other day.
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Origin of vivax malaria

1940–45; <New Latin (Plasmodium) vivax the protozoan species, Latin vīvāx long-lived, lively; see vivacity
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