Definitions for quartanˈkwɔr tn

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. quartan(adj)

    a malarial fever that recurs every fourth day

  2. quartan(adj)

    occurring every fourth day (especially the fever and weakness of malaria)

    "quartan malaria"

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  1. quartan(Noun)

    A fever whose symptoms recur every four days.

  2. quartan(Adjective)

    Recurring every four days; especially in designating a form of malaria with such symptoms.

  3. Origin: quartaine, quartaine, from quartana (short for febris quartana), noun use of feminine form of quartanus, from quartus.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Quartan(adj)

    of or pertaining to the fourth; occurring every fourth day, reckoning inclusively; as, a quartan ague, or fever

  2. Quartan(noun)

    an intermittent fever which returns every fourth day, reckoning inclusively, that is, one in which the interval between paroxysms is two days

  3. Quartan(noun)

    a measure, the fourth part of some other measure

  4. Origin: [F. quartain, in fivre quartaine, L. quartanus, fr. quartus the fourth. See Quart.]


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