sextan

sextan
Denoting a malarial fever the paroxysms of which recur every sixth day, counting the day of the episode as the first; i.e., with a four-day asymptomatic interval. [L. sextus, sixth]

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  • sextan — /sek steuhn/, adj. 1. (of a fever) characterized by paroxysms that recurevery sixth day. n. 2. a sextan fever. [1650 60; < NL sextan(a) (febris) sixth day (fever), equiv. to L sext(us) SIXTH + ana AN] * * * …   Universalium

  • sextan — /sek steuhn/, adj. 1. (of a fever) characterized by paroxysms that recurevery sixth day. n. 2. a sextan fever. [1650 60; < NL sextan(a) (febris) sixth day (fever), equiv. to L sext(us) SIXTH + ana AN] …   Useful english dictionary

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