a malarial fever that recurs every fourth day
occurring every fourth day (especially the fever and weakness of malaria)
A fever whose symptoms recur every four days.
Recurring every four days; especially in designating a form of malaria with such symptoms.
Origin: quartaine, quartaine, from quartana (short for febris quartana), noun use of feminine form of quartanus, from quartus.
of or pertaining to the fourth; occurring every fourth day, reckoning inclusively; as, a quartan ague, or fever
an intermittent fever which returns every fourth day, reckoning inclusively, that is, one in which the interval between paroxysms is two days
a measure, the fourth part of some other measure
Origin: [F. quartain, in fivre quartaine, L. quartanus, fr. quartus the fourth. See Quart.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kwor′tan, adj. occurring every fourth day, as a fever or ague.—n. an ague of this character. [Fr. quartaine—L. quartanus, of the fourth.]
The numerical value of quartan in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of quartan in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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