tertian


1ter·tian

adjective \ˈtər-shən\

Definition of TERTIAN

:  recurring at approximately 48-hour intervals —used of malaria

Origin of TERTIAN

Middle English tercian, from Anglo-French, from Latin tertianus, literally, of the third, from tertius third — more at third
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with TERTIAN

2tertian

noun

Definition of TERTIAN

:  a tertian fever (as vivax malaria)

First Known Use of TERTIAN

14th century

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