Origin of tertian
Related formssub·ter·tian, adjective
Examples from the Web for tertian
He was seized with a slow fever, which changed into a tertian ague.
With the tertian parasite, the segments more frequently form an irregular cluster.
Admitted into the Dispensary for a tertian ague, and general dropsy.An Account of the Foxglove and some of its Medical Uses|William Withering
Three varieties are associated with malarial fever in man—the tertian, quartan, and estivo-autumnal malarial parasites.
The three most common species are vivax, malariæ and falciparum, causing respectively the tertian, quartan and remittent fevers.Insects and Diseases|Rennie W. Doane