quartan


1quar·tan

adjective \ˈkwr-tən\

Definition of QUARTAN

:  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

2quartan

noun

Definition of QUARTAN

:  a quartan fever

First Known Use of QUARTAN

14th century

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