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Characterized by temporary abatement in severity. Used especially of diseases.

re·mit′tence, re·mit′ten·cy n.
re·mit′tent·ly adv.


(Pathology) (of a fever or the symptoms of a disease) characterized by periods of diminished severity
reˈmittence, reˈmittency n
reˈmittently adv


(rɪˈmɪt nt)

abating and relapsing in cycles: remittent fever.
[1685–95; < Latin remittent-, s. of remittēns, present participle of remittere. See remit, -ent]
re•mit′tence, re•mit′ten•cy, n.
re•mit′tent•ly, adv.
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Adj.1.remittent - (of a disease) characterized by periods of diminished severity; "a remittent fever"
decreased, reduced - made less in size or amount or degree


[rɪˈmɪtənt] ADJ [fever etc] → remitente


adj (Med) symptomsremittierend (spec); remittent feverWechselfieber nt
References in classic literature ?
The excitement came back upon her like a remittent fever.
I bethought myself to go upstairs and see how the dying woman sped, who lay there almost unheeded: the very servants paid her but a remittent attention: the hired nurse, being little looked after, would slip out of the room whenever she could.
Definite diagnosis of malaria was finally with clinical features like fever-paroxysmal, remittent or intermittent, chills, anaemia, splenomegaly, hepatomegaly, headache, vomiting, drowsiness, altered behaviour, confusion, unarousable coma, etc.
A week before, she had been examined in the emergency department for widespread pruritic erythematous-edematous plaques associated with remittent fever (up to 38.
3%), while 58 patients (16%) presented with a remittent pattern, and 87 patients (23.
The fever may be low grade or high grade and remittent.
At Bhatta Chowk, Haebanspura, Mian Mir Colony, Infantry Ground and Garhishahu people came out of their houses after remittent power cuts for long hours.
The acute systemic phase of illness begins abruptly with a high remittent fever (38o to 40o C) and headache, chills, rigors, and myalgias; conjunctival suffusion without purulent discharge; abdominal pain; anorexia, nausea and vomiting; diarrhea, and cough and pharynigitis; a pretibial maculopapular cutaneous eruption occurs rarely.
They then divided the data into four categories: never, which included individuals who had not reported that symptom during childhood or adulthood; incident, which included individuals who had never reported the symptom in childhood, but had reported at least one incident in adulthood; remittent, including participants who reported at least one incident in childhood and none in adulthood; and persistent, which included individuals who had at least one report of a symptom during both childhood and adulthood.