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Quartan

Quartan Meaning & Definition
Quartan Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Quartan?

[adj] occurring every fourth day (especially the fever and weakness of malaria); "quartan malaria"

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\Quar"tan\, a. [F. quartain, in fi[`e]vre quartaine, L. quartanus, fr. quartus the fourth. See {Quart}.] Of or pertaining to the fourth; occurring every fourth day, reckoning inclusively; as, a quartan ague, or fever.
\Quar"tan\, n. 1. (Med.) An intermittent fever which returns every fourth day, reckoning inclusively, that is, one in which the interval between paroxysms is two days. 2. A measure, the fourth part of some other measure.

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