Definition of Octan

1. Adjective. occurring every eight days. ¹



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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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Lexicographical Neighbors of Octan

octaloop
octaloops
octals
octamer
octamer binding protein
octamer motif
octameric
octamerous
octamers
octameter
octameters
octamethyl pyrophosphoramide
octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane
octamethyltrisiloxane
octamylamine
octan (current term)
octandioic acid
octandria
octandrous
octane
octane number
octane numbers
octane rating
octanedioic acid
octanedione
octanes
octangle
octangles
octangular
octangularly

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 ..."

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