vivax malaria

noun

vi·​vax malaria ˈvī-ˌvaks- How to pronounce vivax malaria (audio)
: malaria caused by a plasmodium (Plasmodium vivax) that induces paroxysms at 48-hour intervals

Examples of vivax malaria in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hydroxychloroquine is an effective treatment and preventive agent for P. vivax malaria in many parts of the world, but its use can be limited due to resistant parasites. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 9 Aug. 2023 Though the data is incomplete, it is believed that 15% of all patients treated with fever therapy died from complications of the vivax malaria infection (7). Rebecca Kreston, Discover Magazine, 31 May 2014

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1958, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of vivax malaria was in 1958

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“Vivax malaria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vivax%20malaria. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

vivax malaria

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

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