tertian


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ter·tian

 (tûr′shən)
adj.
Recurring every other day or, when considered inclusively, every third day: a tertian fever.
n. Medicine
A tertian fever, such as vivax malaria.

[Middle English terciane, tertian fever, from Latin (febris) tertiāna, (fever) of the third (day), from tertius, third; see trei- in Indo-European roots.]

tertian

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

ter•tian

(ˈtɜr ʃən)

adj.
(of a fever, etc.) characterized by paroxysms that recur every other day.
[1325–75; Middle English terciane < Latin (febris) tertiāna tertian (fever) <tertius third]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.tertian - relating to symptoms (especially malarial fever) that appear every other day; "tertian fever"
2.tertian - of or relating to a tonal system based on major thirds; "a tertian tonal system"
Translations

ter·tian

a. terciano-a, que se repite cada tercer día;
___ feverfiebre ___.
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Telford said that the malaria that Massachusetts suffered was mostly vivax or benign tertian malaria as opposed to malignant tertian or falciparum malaria, which is most deadly.
For example, while Dingle mentions how certain tertian harmonies of mode three are related to the mode's "augmented-triad relationships," he does not delve into the structure of that mode (set class 9-12 [01245689T]), particularly with respect to its high degree of transpositional and inversional symmetry, or how this mode can be generated by three major-third interval cycles a half-step apart, all of which might frame a better understanding as to wbat drives the choice of modal sonorities.
7] At the beginning of the epidemic, blood smear examination showed mainly benign tertian malaria (Plasmodium vivax), while later, as the epidemic increased, cases of severe tertian malaria (P.
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Although the original death certificates attributed the couple's demise to tertian malarial fever, rumours soon spread that Francesco's brother, Cardinal Ferdinando (1549-1609), had a hand in the their deaths.
Thus, there has been wide support for the idea that Alexander died from tertian malaria (Plasmodium falciparum, Engels 1978; Cilliers and Retief 1999).
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Argentina shows a particular ecological profile resulting from its geographic position in the southern portion of South America, its Tertian and Quaternary biogeographical and geomorphological history, and the important environmental gradients along the territory.
The therapeutic interpretation is strengthened by a slightly later English example, in which the young Robert Boyle was prescribed the reading of Amadis to cure the persistent effects of a case of tertian ague: see Johns, 380-83 (my thanks to Richard Wistreich for alerting me to this example).
He chronicles at considerable length these years of formation through the various stages of the making of a Jesuit: novice, philosopher, scholastic, theologian, regent, ordinand, tertian.
Furthermore, twelve pieces of evidence in the extant fragments suggest that Quartilla's role in this vigil is as a director13 and not an active participant: 1) she orders that no one be admitted into the inn until she obtains her cure from Tertian Fever (19.