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remittent

[ri-mit-nt] /rɪˈmɪt nt/
adjective
1.
abating for a time or at intervals:
remittent symptoms.
2.
of, pertaining to, or characterized by a remittent fever.
noun
3.
a remittent fever.
Origin
1685-1695
1685-95; < Latin remittent- (stem of remittēns), present participle of remittere to send back. See remit, -ent
Related forms
remittence, remittency, noun
remittently, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for remittent

remittent

/rɪˈmɪtənt/
adjective
1.
(of a fever or the symptoms of a disease) characterized by periods of diminished severity
Derived Forms
remittence, remittency, noun
remittently, adverb
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remittent in Medicine

remittent re·mit·tent (rĭ-mĭt'nt)
adj.
Characterized by temporary abatement in severity. Used especially of diseases.


re·mit'tence or re·mit'ten·cy n.
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