vivax malaria

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vi·​vax malaria | \ ˈvī-ˌvaks- How to pronounce vivax malaria (audio) \

Definition of vivax malaria

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

First Known Use of vivax malaria

1958, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for vivax malaria

New Latin vivax, specific epithet of Plasmodium vivax, from Latin

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“Vivax malaria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vivax%20malaria. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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vivax malaria

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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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