See also: Tertiary
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tertiary (not comparable)
- Of third rank or order; subsequent.
- (chemistry) Possessing some quality in the third degree; having been subjected to the substitution of three atoms or radicals.
- a tertiary alcohol, amine, or salt
- (zoology, of quills) Growing on the innermost joint of a bird's wing; tertial.
third rank or order
terms coordinate to tertiary
tertiary (plural tertiaries)
- A tertiary feather.
- A member of a Roman Catholic third order - the Franciscans, Dominicans and Carmelites among others.
a tertiary feather
a member of a Roman Catholic third order
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