Definition of remittent in English:

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remittent

Pronunciation: /rɪˈmɪt(ə)nt/

adjective

(Of a fever) characterized by fluctuating body temperatures.
Example sentences
  • An 1858 medical book described remittent fever as typhus modified by atmospheric influences.
  • Even in cases positively diagnosed as typhus, surgeons also recorded bilious vomiting, diarrhea, and bowel hemorrhage, which are all symptoms of typhoid and remittent fever.
  • Symptoms of quinine toxicity include diarrhea, vomiting, confusion, blindness, tinnitus, and paralysis (note the similarity with typhoid, typhus, and remittent fever symptoms).

Origin

Late 17th century: from Latin remittent- 'sending back', from the verb remittere (see remit).

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