Relating to a medical condition that arises as a result of another disorder, disease process, or injury.
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Other Word Forms of Secondary
Origin of Secondary
From the Latinsecundārius (“of the second class or quality"), from secundus (whence the English second) + -ārius (whence the English suffix -ary); compare the Frenchsecondaire, the Italiansecondario, the Occitansecundari, the Portuguesesecundario, and the Spanishsecundario.
Secondary Sentence Examples
Private secondary schools are subjected to state inspection.
It had ancestors in a flourishing condition during the Secondary epoch.
He listened for her and heard her stir in the secondary chamber to his right.
At a later date other experimentalists found, however, that an equal thickness of sea-water interposed between a primary and secondary circuit completely prevented similar inductive intercommunication.
On one or more of the carriages of the trains were placed also insulated metallic sheets, which were in connexion through a telephone and the secondary circuit of an induction coil with the earth or rails.