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Meaning of TERTIAN

Pronunciation:  'turshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  of or relating to a tonal system based on major thirds; "a tertian tonal system"
  2. [adj]  relating to symptoms (especially malarial fever) that appear every other day; "tertian fever"
 

TERTIAN is a 7 letter word that starts with T.

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Ter"tian\, a. [L. tertianus, from tertius the third.
    See {Tierce}.] (Med.)
    Occurring every third day; as, a tertian fever.
    
    
  2. \Ter"tian\, n. [L. tertiana (sc. febris): cf. OF.
    tertiane.]
    1. (Med.) A disease, especially an intermittent fever, which
       returns every third day, reckoning inclusively, or in
       which the intermission lasts one day.
    
    2. A liquid measure formerly used for wine, equal to seventy
       imperial, or eighty-four wine, gallons, being one third of
       a tun.
    
    
 

 

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