remittent


re·mit·tent

adjective \ri-ˈmi-tənt\

Definition of REMITTENT

of a disease
:  marked by alternating periods of abatement and increase of symptoms <remittent fever>

Origin of REMITTENT

Latin remittent-, remittens, present participle of remittere
First Known Use: 1693

re·mit·tent

adjective \ri-ˈmit-ənt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of REMITTENT

: marked by alternating periods of abatement and increase of symptoms <remittent fever>

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