remittent

adjective
re·​mit·​tent | \ ri-ˈmi-tᵊnt How to pronounce remittent (audio) \

Definition of remittent

of a disease
: marked by alternating periods of abatement and increase of symptoms remittent fever

First Known Use of remittent

1693, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for remittent

borrowed from Latin remittent-, remittens, present participle of remittere "to send back, release, relax, abate" — more at remit entry 1

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“Remittent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/remittent. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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remittent

adjective
re·​mit·​tent | \ ri-ˈmit-ᵊnt How to pronounce remittent (audio) \

Medical Definition of remittent

: marked by alternating periods of abatement and increase of symptoms remittent fever

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