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vivax malaria

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noun vi·vax malaria \ˈvī-ˌvaks-\

Definition of vivax malaria

  1. :  malaria caused by a plasmodium (Plasmodium vivax) that induces paroxysms at 48-hour intervals



Origin of vivax malaria

New Latin vivax, specific epithet of Plasmodium vivax, from Latin


First Known Use: 1958


Medical Dictionary

vivax malaria

noun vi·vax malaria

Medical Definition of vivax malaria

  1. :  malaria caused by a plasmodium (Plasmodium vivax) that induces paroxysms at 48-hour intervals—compare falciparum malaria




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