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quartan

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adjective quar·tan \ˈkwȯr-tən\

Definition of quartan

  1. :  occurring every fourth day reckoning inclusively; specifically :  recurring at approximately 72-hour intervals <a quartan ague>



Origin of quartan

Middle English quarteyn, from Anglo-French (fevre) quartaine quartan fever, from Latin (febris) quartana, from quartanus of the fourth, from quartus


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with quartan


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quartan

noun quar·tan

Definition of quartan

  1. :  a quartan fever



14th Century

First Known Use of quartan

14th century


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