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Meaning of tertian

ter•tian

Pronunciation: (tûr'shun), [key]
— adj.
  1. (of a malarial fever, etc.) characterized by paroxysms that recur every other day.
—n.
  1. a tertian fever.
  2. a Jesuit during the period of tertianship.
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