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tertian

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adjective ter·tian \ˈtər-shən\

Definition of tertian

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

Origin and Etymology 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


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tertian

noun ter·tian

Definition of tertian

  1. :  a tertian fever (as vivax malaria)

14th Century

First Known Use of tertian

14th century


Medical Dictionary

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tertian

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adjective ter·tian \ˈtər-shən\

Medical Definition of tertian

  1. :  recurring at approximately 48-hour intervals—used chiefly of vivax malaria; compare quartan


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tertian

noun ter·tian

Medical Definition of tertian

  1. :  a tertian fever; specifically :  vivax malaria


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