[kwawr-tn] /ˈkwɔr tn/

(of a fever, ague, etc.) characterized by paroxysms that recur every fourth day, both days of consecutive occurrence being counted.
a quartan fever or ague.
quartan malaria.
(esp of a malarial fever) occurring every third day

quartan quar·tan (kwôrt’n)
Recurring every fourth day, counting inclusively, or every 72 hours. Used of a fever. n.
A quartan malarial fever.


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