Recurring each day, as in a fever that returns every day. From the Latin "quotidianus" meaning "daily." (In French, the noun "quotidien" is a daily newspaper).
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Daily; occurring every day. [L. quotidianus, daily, fr. quot, as many as, + dies, day]

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quo·tid·i·an kwō-'tid-ē-ən adj occurring every day <\quotidian fever>
quotidian n something (as an intermittent fever) that occurs each day

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quo·tid·i·an (kwo-tidґe-ən) [L. quotidianus daily] recurring every day; applied to the type of fever caused by certain forms of malarial parasites.

Medical dictionary. 2011.


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  • Quotidian — Quo*tid i*an (kw[ o]*t[i^]d [i^]*an), a. [OE. cotidian, L. quotidianus, fr. quotidie daily; quotus how many + dies day: cf. OF. cotidien, F. quotidien. See {Quota}, {Deity}.] Occurring or returning daily; as, a quotidian fever. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Quotidian — Quo*tid i*an (kw[ o]*t[i^]d [i^]*an), n. Anything returning daily; especially (Med.), an intermittent fever or ague which returns every day. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Quotidian — (v. lat.), täglich; daher Quotidiana fieber, täglich eintretendes Fieber. Quotidiana vilescunt, Alltägliches wird werthlos, verliert an Reiz …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Quotidiān — (lat.), täglich; Quotidianfieber, täglich eintretendes Wechselfieber (s. Malaria, S. 161) …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Quotidian — Quotidiān (lat.), täglich; Quotidianfieber, täglich eintretendes Fieber …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Quotidian — Quotidian, lat. dtsch., täglich; Q. fieber, täglich eintretendes Fieber; quotidiana vilescunt, das Alltägliche verliert den Reiz; quotidie, täglich …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • quotidian — index daily Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • quotidian — (adj.) mid 14c., everyday, daily, from L. quotidianus daily, from L. quotus how many, which in order or number + dies day (see DIURNAL (Cf. diurnal)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • quotidian — Quotidian, Quotidianus …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • quotidian — ► ADJECTIVE 1) daily. 2) ordinary or everyday. ORIGIN Latin quotidianus, from cotidie daily …   English terms dictionary

  • quotidian — [kwō tid′ē ən] adj. [ME cotidian < OFr < L quotidianus < quotidie, daily < quot, as many as (for IE base see QUOTE) + dies, day] 1. daily; recurring every day 2. everyday; usual or ordinary n. anything, esp. a fever, that recurs daily …   English World dictionary

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