remitting; abating for a while or at intervals, and then returning, as a fever
Origin of remittentClassical Latin remittens, present participle
a remittent fever
Characterized by temporary abatement in severity. Used especially of diseases.
- re·mit′tence, re·mit′ten·cy
(comparative more remittent, superlative most remittent)
- (pathology) Of or pertaining to remission of the severity of symptoms