Vivax Definition

The protozoan (Plasmodium vivax) that causes the most common form of malaria.
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Malaria caused by this protozoan, characterized by the occurrence of febrile paroxysms about every 48 hours.
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Origin of Vivax

  • From New Latin vīvāx specific epithet from Latin lively vivacious

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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