tertial

[tur-shuh l]Ornithology
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adjective

pertaining to any of a set of flight feathers situated on the basal segment of a bird's wing.

noun

a tertial feather.

Nearby words

  1. terrorize,
  2. terry,
  3. terry's syndrome,
  4. tersanctus,
  5. terse,
  6. tertian,
  7. tertian malaria,
  8. tertianship,
  9. tertiary,
  10. tertiary alcohol

Origin of tertial

1830–40; < Latin terti(us) third + -al1

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British Dictionary definitions for tertial

tertial

adjective, noun

Word Origin for tertial

C19: from Latin tertius third, from ter thrice, from trēs three

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