vivax malaria

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vivax malaria

[′vī‚vaks mə′ler·ē·ə]
(medicine)
Malaria caused by Plasmodium vivax and characterized by typical paroxysms occurring every few days, commonly every 2 days. Also known as benign tertian malaria; tertian malaria.
References in classic literature ?
"I have a tertian fever, which seized me after the fete at Vaux."
Irregular fever was commonest in falciparum malaria (34%) and tertian fever was the commonest type in P.
Because of this "crime" she visits them for two purposes: to warn them that they must maintain silence about what they witnessed (17.7), and to cure herself of Tertian Fever (17.7), which some commentators interpret as "frigidity", (2) brought on by the crime committed by the trio.