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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Preventing regular recurrence of the symptoms of a disease, as in malaria.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. preventing the regular recurrence of symptoms
  • adj. Exhibiting antiperiodicity.
  • n. A drug that prevents the regular recurrence of symptoms.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A remedy possessing the property of preventing the return of periodic paroxysms, or exacerbations, of disease, as in intermittent fevers.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In medicine, curative of diseases exhibiting periodicity, especially of intermittent fever.
  • n. In medicine, a remedy for periodic diseases, especially for intermittent fever.

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