Definition of Quintan

1. a. Occurring as the fifth, after four others also, occurring every fifth day, reckoning inclusively; as, a quintan fever.



Definition of Quintan

1. Adjective. (context: of a fever) recurring after four days (every five days) ¹

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Definition of Quintan

1. a recurrent fever [n -S]

Medical Definition of Quintan

1. Occurring as the fifth, after four others also, occurring every fifth day, reckoning inclusively; as, a quintan fever. An intermittent fever which returns every fifth day, reckoning inclusively, or in which the intermission lasts three days. Origin: L. Quintanus, fr. Quintus fifth, quinque five. See Five. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Quintan

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Literary usage of Quintan

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1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1885)
"RM Corwine and quintan Cor- icine, for appellee. Mr. Justice Hunt delivered the opinion o) the court: The complainants, who are also the appel lants, ..."

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