A cyclic fever in which 72 hours elapse between attacks.

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Quar"tan (?), a. [F. quartain, in fievre 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.

 

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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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