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intercalary

[in-tur-kuh-ler-ee, in-ter-kal-uh-ree] /ɪnˈtɜr kəˌlɛr i, ˌɪn tərˈkæl ə ri/
adjective
1.
interpolated; interposed.
2.
inserted or interpolated in the calendar, as an extra day or month.
3.
having such an inserted day, month, etc., as a particular year.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; < Latin intercalārius, equivalent to intercal(āre) to intercalate + -ārius -ary
Related forms
intercalarily, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for intercalarily

intercalary

/ɪnˈtɜːkələrɪ/
adjective
1.
(of a day, month, etc) inserted in the calendar
2.
(of a particular year) having one or more days inserted
3.
inserted, introduced, or interpolated
4.
(botany) growing between the upper branches and the lower branches or bracts on a stem
Derived Forms
intercalarily, adverb
Word Origin
C17: from Latin intercalārius; see intercalate
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Word Origin and History for intercalarily

intercalary

adj.

1610s, from Latin intercalarius, from intercalare (see intercalate).

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intercalarily in Medicine

intercalary in·ter·ca·lar·y (ĭn-tûr'kə-lěr'ē, ĭn'tər-kāl'ə-rē)
adj.
Occurring between two others, as an upstroke between two normal pulse beats in a pulse tracing.

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