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adjective as in third

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A resolution that leaves things better than they were before is, at best, a tertiary concern.

They also fold into semi-rigid structures before turning into more complicated tertiary models.

The study confirmed one death and at least 649 cases connected to the rally, including secondary and tertiary spread.

Antetokounmpo’s scoring was spectacular, but his tertiary skills alone place him alongside the greats.

The various three-dimensional, tertiary structures proteins reliably form are largely responsible for adaptive functions, like giving off color when exposed to certain wavelengths of light.

But forget about the tertiary side characters, the main players are also saddled with catastrophically absurd stories as well.

My only consolation is the knowledge that the speaker is entirely secondary (or tertiary) to the proceedings.

The tertiary stage commonly begins from three to four years after the primary infection.

The lesions of the tertiary stage may cause great destruction of tissues and very grave consequences.

The bones of the face are frequently attacked in the tertiary stage and they rot away.

Many physicians hold that in the tertiary stage the disease is not transmissible, but that statement is not true.

Tertiary Colours are three only, citrine, russet, and olive.


On this page you'll find 3 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to tertiary, such as: triennial, and tertian.

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