Definition of Quotidian

1. Adjective. Found in the ordinary course of events. "There's nothing quite like a real...train conductor to add color to a quotidian commute"

Exact synonyms: Everyday, Mundane, Routine, Unremarkable, Workaday
Similar to: Ordinary
Derivative terms: Everydayness, Mundaneness, Mundanity

Definition of Quotidian

1. a. Occurring or returning daily; as, a quotidian fever.

2. n. Anything returning daily; especially (Med.), an intermittent fever or ague which returns every day.

Definition of Quotidian

1. Adjective. (medicine) Recurring every twenty-four hours or (more generally) daily (of symptoms etc.). (defdate from 14th c.) ¹

2. Adjective. Happening every day; daily. (defdate from 15th c.) ¹

3. Adjective. Having the characteristics of something which can be seen, experienced etc. every day or very commonly; commonplace, ordinary; trivial, mundane. (defdate from 15th c.) ¹

4. Noun. (medicine now rare historical) A fever which recurs every day; quotidian malaria. (defdate from 14th c.) ¹

5. Noun. (context: Anglicanism historical) A daily allowance formerly paid to certain members of the clergy. (defdate from 16th c.) ¹

6. Noun. (context: usually with definite article) Commonplace or mundane things regarded as a class. (defdate from 20th c.) ¹

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Definition of Quotidian

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Medical Definition of Quotidian

1. Anything returning daily; especially, an intermittent fever or ague which returns every day. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Quotidian

quotidian (current term)
quotidian fever
quotidian malaria
quotient space
quotient spaces
quotient verdict
quoties opus sit

Literary usage of Quotidian

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1. Two monographs on malaria and the parasites of malarial fevers by Amico Bignami, Julius Mannaberg, Ettore Marchiafava (1894)
"THE summer quotidian, which we distinguish from the quotidian of tertian and quartan origin, of which we have already spoken, may have a very regular course ..."

2. A Treatise on Febrile Diseases: Including the Various Species of Fever, and by Alexander Philips Wilson Philip (1813)
"The following is Dr. Cullen's defmition of the quotidian, ... varieties he terms the fimple, double, and triple quotidian. ..."

3. The Journal of Experimental Medicine by Rockefeller University, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1900)
"vibratory, but never in the quotidian. (-1) In the quotidian rosettes pigment is sometimes wanting. (5) The appearance in the finger blood of a new ..."

4. The Principles and Practice of Medicine: Designed for the Use of by William Osler (1912)
"quotidian PAROXYSMS. eight hours, every third day—hence the name tertian. Very commonly, however, there may be two groups of parasites which reach maturity ..."

5. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman, Joseph Meredith Toner Collection (Library of Congress) (1902)
"the quotidian parasite. It has often a signet ring shape, while the quotidian is perfectly round. Only the parasite is found, as a rule, in a corpuscle in a ..."

6. Medical Lexicon: A Dictionary of Medical Science : Containing a Concise by Robley Dunglison (1868)
"quotidian. AMPHI, (a^.i,) 'both, around, on all sides.' Hence, a prefix in many tenus. ... quotidian. AMPHION. Maslach. ..."

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