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quintan

[kwin-tn] /ˈkwɪn tn/
adjective
1.
(of a fever, ague, etc.) characterized by paroxysms that recur every fifth day.
noun
2.
a quintan fever or ague.
Origin
1740-1750
1740-50; < Latin quīntāna (febris) quintan (fever); see quintain
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quintan

/ˈkwɪntən/
adjective
1.
(of a fever) occurring every fourth day
Word Origin
C17: from Latin febris quintāna fever occurring every fifth day, reckoned inclusively
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quintan in Medicine

quintan quin·tan (kwĭn'tən)
adj.
Recurring every fifth day. Used of a fever.

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