\hˈɛktɪk fˈiːvə], \hˈɛktɪk fˈiːvə], \h_ˈɛ_k_t_ɪ_k f_ˈiː_v_ə]\
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The name of a slow, continued, or remittent fever, which generally accompanies the end of organic affections, and has been esteemed idiopathic, although it is probably always symptomatic. It is the fever of irritation and debility; and is characterized by progressive emaciation, frequent pulse, hot skin,- especially of the palms of the hands and soles of the feet;- and, towards the end, colliquative sweats and diarrhoea. Being symptomatic, it can only be removed by getting rid of the original affection. This is generally difficult, and almost hopeless in the disease which it most commonly accompanies,-consumption.
By Robley Dunglison
Daily recurring fever with profound sweating, chills, and flushed countenance ; associated with tuberculosis and septic poisoning.
By Willam Alexander Newman Dorland
By Smith Ely Jelliffe
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- A genus of small tapeworms birds and mammals. A genus of Cestoda or tapeworms. A cestode worm order Cyclophyllideae, family Hymenolepinidae, genus Hymenolepis. includes several genera, such as H. Diminuta, occasionally infesting children, and Nana, or the dwarf tapeworm of children. Flavopuncta. See Taenia flavopuncta, under tenia.