remittent

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adjective re·mit·tent \ri-ˈmi-tənt\

Definition of remittent

of a disease

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

Origin and Etymology of remittent

Latin remittent-, remittens, present participle of remittere


First Known Use: 1693


Medical Dictionary

remittent

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adjective re·mit·tent \ri-ˈmit-ənt\

Medical Definition of remittent

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


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