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npl  -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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