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tertian

adjective ter·tian \ ˈtər-shən \

Definition of tertian

: 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 1third


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tertian

noun

Definition of tertian

: a tertian fever (such as vivax malaria)

First Known Use of tertian

14th century


Medical Dictionary

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tertian

adjective ter·tian \ ˈtər-shən \

medical Definition of tertian

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

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tertian

noun

medical Definition of tertian

: a tertian fever; specifically : vivax malaria

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