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for Hectic fever
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Hectic \Hec"tic\, a. [F. hectique, Gr. ? habitual, consumptive,
fr. ? habit, a habit of body or mind, fr. ? to have; akin to
Skr. sah to overpower, endure; cf. AS. sige, sigor, victory,
G. sieg, Goth. sigis. Cf. Scheme.]
1. Habitual; constitutional; pertaining especially to slow
waste of animal tissue, as in consumption; as, a hectic
type in disease; a hectic flush.
2. In a hectic condition; having hectic fever; consumptive;
as, a hectic patient.
Hectic fever (Med.), a fever of irritation and debility,
occurring usually at a advanced stage of exhausting
disease, as a in pulmonary consumption.
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