Meaning of quartan

quar•tan

Pronunciation: (kwôr'tn), [key]
— adj.
  1. (of a fever, ague, etc.) characterized by paroxysms that recur every fourth day, both days of consecutive occurrence being counted.
—n.
  1. a quartan fever or ague.
  2. quartan malaria.
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