Origin of tertian
OTHER WORDS FROM tertiansub·ter·tian, adjective
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How to use tertian in a sentence
Three varieties are associated with malarial fever in man—the tertian, quartan, and estivo-autumnal malarial parasites.
Tertian segmenting forms are less frequently typical than quartan.
With the tertian parasite, the segments more frequently form an irregular cluster.
Physicians skilled in magic applied three seeds of three-leaved grass to tertian ague, and four to a quartian.The Mysteries of All Nations|James Grant
From this I contracted a severe cold, which ended in a tertian ague.