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(of a fever) characterized by fluctuating body temperatures.
- ‘An 1858 medical book described remittent fever as typhus modified by atmospheric influences.’
- ‘Symptoms of quinine toxicity include diarrhea, vomiting, confusion, blindness, tinnitus, and paralysis (note the similarity with typhoid, typhus, and remittent fever symptoms).’
- ‘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.’
Late 17th century: from Latin remittent- sending back, from the verb remittere (see remit).
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