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.
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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