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Definition of Octan
1. a fever recurring every eighth day [n -S]
Medical Definition of Octan
1. Applied to fever, the paroxysms of which recur every eighth day, the day of a paroxysm being counted as the first in the computation. Origin: L. Octo, eight (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Octan
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1. Oriental customs: or, An illustration of the Sacred scriptures by an by Samuel Burder (1812)
"... to the bowels as their seat, where they likewise suppose all operations of the mind to be performed. Cook's Voyage to the Pacific octan. ..."
2. Mathematical Questions and Solutions, from "The Educational Times", with edited by Constance I Marks (1908)
"(2). and hence the octan ia ... showing that for all values of a, / 3 the octan (42a2 + j82 + ... 2 (7a2-j82), z = 7a2 + 02 + 42a/3, and the octan f ..."