sextan

sextan

[sek-stuhn] ,
adjective
1.
(of a fever) characterized by paroxysms that recurevery sixth day.
noun
2.
a sextan fever.

Origin:
1650–60; < Neo-Latin sextān(a) (febris) sixth day (fever), equivalent to Latin sext(us) sixth + āna -an

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sextan (ˈsɛkstən)
 
adj
(of a fever) marked by paroxysms that recur after an interval of five days
 
[C17: from Medieval Latin sextana (febris) (fever) of the sixth (day)]

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