/kwin"tn/, adj.
1. (of a fever, ague, etc.) characterized by paroxysms that recur every fifth day.
2. a quintan fever or ague.
[1740-50; < L quintana (febris) quintan (fever); see QUINTAIN]

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  • Quintan — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • quintan — [kwin′tən] adj. [L quintanus < quintus, fifth: see QUINTET] occurring every fifth day (counting both days of occurrence) n. a quintan fever …   English World dictionary

  • Quintan — (v. lat.), fünftägig …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Quintān — (lat.), fünftägig; Quintanfieber, regelmäßig in viertägigen Zwischenräumen wiederkehrendes Wechselfieber; vgl. Malaria, S. 161 …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Quintan — Quintān (lat.), fünftägig; Quintanfieber, jeden fünften Tag wiederkehrendes Fieber …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Quintan — Quintan, 5tägig; Q. fieber, 5tägiges Wechselfieber …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • quintan — (kin tan) s. m. Terme de manége. Mannequin monté sur un pivot et armé d un fouet ou d un bâton ; quand, le frappant maladroitement, on le fait tourner, on reçoit sur le dos un coup. Courir le quintan.    On dit aussi faquin. HISTORIQUE    XVIe s …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • QUINTAN — s. m. T. de Manége. Mannequin qui est monté sur un pivot, et qui a la main armée d un fouet ou d un bâton, de manière que, lorsqu on le frappe maladroitement avec la lance et qu on le fait tourner, il en donne un coup sur le dos du cavalier.… …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • quintan — /ˈkwɪntən/ (say kwintuhn) Obsolete –adjective 1. (of a fever, ague, etc.) characterised by paroxysms which recur every fifth day, both days of consecutive occurrence being counted. –noun 2. a quintan fever or ague. {Latin quintāna (febris)… …   Australian English dictionary

  • quintan — Recurring every fifth day, including the first day of an episode in the computation, i.e., after a free interval of three days. [L. quintus, fifth] * * * quin·tan (kwinґtən) [L. quintanus of the fifth] recurring every fifth day, as a fever …   Medical dictionary

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