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sextan

[sek-stuh n] /ˈsɛk stən/
adjective
1.
(of a fever) characterized by paroxysms that recurevery sixth day.
noun
2.
a sextan fever.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; < Neo-Latin sextān(a) (febris) sixth day (fever), equivalent to Latin sext(us) sixth + āna -an
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sextan

/ˈsɛkstən/
adjective
1.
(of a fever) marked by paroxysms that recur after an interval of five days
Word Origin
C17: from Medieval Latin sextana (febris) (fever) of the sixth (day)
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