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Tertian


TER'TIAN,adjective [Latin tertianus, from tertius, third.]

Occurring every other day; as a tertian fever.

TER'TIAN, noun A disease or fever whose paroxysms return every other day; an intermittent occurring after intervals of about forty eight hours.

1. A measure of 84 gallons, the third part of a tun.