tertian

tertian

[tur-shuhn]
adjective
1.
Pathology. (of a malarial fever, etc.) characterized by paroxysms that recur every other day.
noun
2.
Pathology. a tertian fever.
3.
a Jesuit during the period of tertianship.

Origin:
1325–75; Middle English terciane < Latin (febris) tertiāna tertian (fever), equivalent to terti(us) third + -āna, feminine of -ānus -an

subtertian, adjective
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tertian (ˈtɜːʃən)
 
adj
1.  (of a fever or the symptoms of a disease, esp malaria) occurring every other day
 
n
2.  a tertian fever or symptoms
 
[C14: from Latin febris tertiāna fever occurring every third day, reckoned inclusively, from tertius third]

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tertian ter·tian (tûr'shən)
adj.
Recurring every other day or, when considered inclusively, every third day. Used of a fever. n.
A tertian fever.

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