intermittent fever

noun Pathology.
1.
a malarial fever in which feverish periods lasting a few hours alternate with periods in which the temperature is normal.
2.
any fever characterized by intervals of normal temperature.

Origin:
1615–25

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intermittent fever
 
n
any fever, such as malaria, characterized by intervals of periodic remission

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In humans, it is known as undulant fever because of the intermittent fever accompanying infection.
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