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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
1615-1625
1615-25
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Examples for intermittent fever
  • In humans, it is known as undulant fever because of the intermittent fever accompanying infection.
British Dictionary definitions for intermittent fever

intermittent fever

noun
1.
any fever, such as malaria, characterized by intervals of periodic remission
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