quartan


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Quartan \Quar"tan\, a. [F. quartain, in fi[`e]vre 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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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Quartan \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.
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   2. A measure, the fourth part of some other measure.
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