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vivax malaria

noun vi·vax malaria \ˈvī-ˌvaks-\

Definition of VIVAX MALARIA

:  malaria caused by a plasmodium (Plasmodium vivax) that induces paroxysms at 48-hour intervals
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Origin of VIVAX MALARIA

New Latin vivax, specific epithet of Plasmodium vivax, from Latin
First Known Use: 1958
Medical Dictionary

vivax malaria

noun

Medical Definition of VIVAX MALARIA

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

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