Definitions for: Quartan


[adj] occurring every fourth day (especially the fever and weakness of malaria); "quartan malaria"



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.


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.

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

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