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tertiary

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noun ter·tia·ry \ˈtər-shē-ˌer-ē, ˈtər-shə-rē\

Medical Definition of tertiary

plural ter·tia·ries

  1. 1:  tertiary color

  2. 2:  a lesion of tertiary syphilis




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tertiary

adjective ter·tia·ry

Medical Definition of tertiary

  1. 1:  of third rank, importance, or value

  2. 2a:  involving or resulting from the substitution of three atoms or groups <a tertiary salt>b:  being or containing a carbon atom having bonds to three other carbon atoms <an acid containing a tertiary carbon>c:  of, relating to, or being the normal folded structure of the coiled chain of a protein or of a DNA or RNA—compare primary 4, secondary 3

  3. 3:  occurring in or being a third stage <tertiary lesions of syphilis>

  4. 4:  providing tertiary care <a tertiary medical center>





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