quintan

quintan

[kwin-tn]
adjective
1.
(of a fever, ague, etc.) characterized by paroxysms that recur every fifth day.
noun
2.
a quintan fever or ague.

Origin:
1740–50; < Latin quīntāna (febris) quintan (fever); see quintain

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quintan (ˈkwɪntən)
 
adj
(of a fever) occurring every fourth day
 
[C17: from Latin febris quintāna fever occurring every fifth day, reckoned inclusively]

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

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