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Etymology edit

Uncertain. Probably from a Vulgar Latin root *tertiolus, from Latin tertius.[1] It may have been confused with a different word, hordeolus, which was the source of its Romance language equivalents, such as Spanish orzuelo, Italian orzaiolo, Catalan urçol, Romanian urcior. Compare also Galician tirizó.

Pronunciation edit


  • Hyphenation: ter‧çol

Noun edit

terçol m (plural terçóis)

  1. (colloquial) stye (bacterial infection of the eyelash or eyelid)
    Synonyms: calázio, hordéolo, (colloquial) viúvo

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