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quartan

adjective quar·tan \ ˈkwȯr-tᵊn \

Definition of quartan

: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

Definition of quartan

:a quartan fever

First Known Use of quartan

14th century


Medical Dictionary

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quartan

adjective quar·tan \ ˈkwȯrt-ᵊn \

medical Definition of quartan

: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

medical Definition of quartan

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

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