Denoting a disease occurring in many paroxysms, e.g., malaria, epilepsy. [poly- + G. lepsis, a seizing]

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poly·lep·tic (pol″e-lepґtik) [poly- + Gr. lambanein to seize] having many remissions and exacerbations.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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