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tertiary
Part of Speech: Noun
Results: 7
1. Being of the third formation, order, or rank; third; as, a tertiary use of a word.
2. Possessing some quality in the third degree; having been subjected to the substitution of three atoms or radicals; as, a tertiary alcohol, amine, or salt. Cf. Primary, and Secondary.
3. Later than, or subsequent to, the Secondary.
4. Growing on the innermost joint of a bird's wing; tertial; - said of quills.
Part of Speech: noun
2. One of the quill feathers which are borne upon the basal joint of the wing of a bird. See Illust. of Bird.
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