Ter"tian (?), a. [L. tertianus, from tertius the third. See Tierce.] Med.

Occurring every third day; as, a tertian fever.

 

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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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