Meaning of intermittent fever

in'termit'tent fe'ver

Pronunciation: [key]
— Pathol. Pathol.
  1. a malarial fever in which feverish periods lasting a few hours alternate with periods in which the temperature is normal.
  2. any fever characterized by intervals of normal temperature.
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