n, pl -ries 1 : TERTIARY COLOR 2 : a lesion of tertiary syphilis
adj 1 : of third rank, importance, or value 2 a : involving or resulting from the substitution of three atoms or groups <a salt> b : being or containing a carbon atom having bonds to three other carbon atoms <an acid containing a carbon> c : of, relating to, or being the normal folded structure of the coiled chain of a protein or of a DNA or RNA - compare PRIMARY4 SECONDARY3 3 : occurring in or being a third stage < lesions of syphilis> 4 : providing tertiary care <a medical center> .
Similar sounding terms: trochar
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