antiperiodic[an′tī pir′ē äd′ik; -tē-, -ti-]
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preventing the periodic return of attacks of disease, as of certain fevers, esp. malaria
an antiperiodic substance or drug
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Preventing regular recurrence of the symptoms of a disease, as in malaria.
- anˌti·peˌri·odˈic noun