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hec·tic

(hek'tik),
Denoting a daily afternoon rise of temperature, accompanied by a flush on the cheeks, occurring in active tuberculosis and other infections; use of the term is based on the appearance of the temperature chart.
[G. hektikos, habitual, hectic, consumptive, fr. hexis, habit]

hectic

(hĕk′tĭk)
adj.
1. Medicine Of, relating to, or being a fever that fluctuates during the day, as in tuberculosis or septicemia.
2. Consumptive; feverish.
3. Flushed.

hectic

1. Characterized by wide swings of temperature or daily recurrence of fever.
2. Feverish and flushed.
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