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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 and Etymology of quartan

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


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quartan

noun quar·tan

Definition of quartan

  1. :  a quartan fever

First Known Use of quartan

14th century


Medical Dictionary

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quartan

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adjective quar·tan \ˈkwȯrt-ən\

Medical Definition of quartan

  1. :  occurring every fourth day reckoning inclusively; specifically :  recurring at approximately 72-hour intervals quartan chills and fever—compare tertian


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quartan

noun quar·tan

Medical Definition of quartan

  1. :  an intermittent fever that recurs at approximately 72-hour intervals; especially :  malariae malaria

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