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octan

[ok-tuh n] /ˈɒk tən/
adjective
1.
(of a fever) occurring every eighth day.
noun
2.
an octan fever.
Origin of octan
1895-1900
1895-1900; < French octane, Middle French octaine, derivative of Latin octō eight, on the model of quartaine quartan
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octan in Medicine

octan oc·tan (ŏk'tān')
adj.
Occurring every eighth day. Used of a recurring fever.

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