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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Tertian  \Ter"tian\,  a.  [L.  tertianus  from  tertius  the  third 
  See  {Tierce}.]  (Med.) 
  Occurring  every  third  day  as  a  tertian  fever. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Tertian  \Ter"tian\,  n.  [L.  tertiana  (sc.  febris):  cf  OF 
  1.  (Med.)  A  disease,  especially  an  intermittent  fever,  which 
  returns  every  third  day  reckoning  inclusively,  or  in 
  which  the  intermission  lasts  one  day 
  2.  A  liquid  measure  formerly  used  for  wine,  equal  to  seventy 
  imperial,  or  eighty-four  wine,  gallons,  being  one  third  of 
  a  tun. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  relating  to  symptoms  (especially  malarial  fever)  that  appear 
  every  other  day  "tertian  fever" 
  2:  of  or  relating  to  a  tonal  system  based  on  major  thirds;  "a 
  tertian  tonal  system" 

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