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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A malarial fever that recurs every fourth day adj. - Occurring every fourth day (especially the fever and weakness of malaria).

Usage examples (33)
  • quartan malaria
  • When in quartan fevers blood flows from the nostrils it is a bad symptom.
  • In fixing this date he knew that Bayard was ill at the time with a quartan fever.
  • Guianerius gives an instance in one so caused by a quartan ague, and Montanus consil. for more
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