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Meaning of QUINTAN

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Quin"tan\, a. [L. quintanus, fr. quintus fifth, quinque
five. See {Five}.]
Occurring as the fifth, after four others also, occurring
every fifth day, reckoning inclusively; as, a quintan fever.
-- n. (Med.) An intermittent fever which returns every fifth
day, reckoning inclusively, or in which the intermission
lasts three days.

 

 

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