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secondary

/sec·on·dary/ (sek´un-dar″e) second or inferior in order of time, place, or importance; derived from or consequent to a primary event or thing.

secondary

(sĕk′ən-dĕr′ē)
adj.
1. Second or lower in rank or importance; not primary: concerns that are secondary.
2. Of, relating to, or being the shorter flight feathers projecting along the inner edge of a bird's wing.
3. Being a degree of health care intermediate between primary care and tertiary care, as that typically offered at a community hospital.
n. pl. secondar·ies
1. One that acts in an auxiliary, subordinate, or inferior capacity.
2. One of the shorter flight feathers projecting along the inner edge of a bird's wing.

sec′ond·ar′i·ly (-dâr′ə-lē) adv.
sec′ond·ar′i·ness n.

secondary

[sek′ənder′ē]
Etymology: L, secundus, second
second in importance or in occurrence or belonging to the second order of sophistication or development, such as a secondary health care facility or secondary education.

secondary

adjective
(1) Not primary; generally referring to that which follows another linked process.
(2) Metastatic, see there.
 
noun A metastatic focus of tumour.

secondary

adjective 
1. Not primary; generally that which follows another linked process.
2. Metastatic, see there.

sec·on·dar·y

(sek'ŏn-dar-ē)
1. Second in order.
2. Caused by another condition (e.g., a secondary infection caused by antibiotic treatment for a primary infection).

secondary

A disease or disorder that results from and follows another disease or a prior episode of the same disease. Secondary cancer is the occurrence of a METASTASIS at a site remote from that of the primary tumour. Since the tumour originated in a different tissue it may differ in character from a primary growth at the new site.

sec·on·dary

(sek'ŏn-dar-ē)
1. Second in order.
2. Caused by another condition (e.g., a secondary infection caused by antibiotic treatment for a primary infection).

secondary

derived from another condition, the primary condition.

secondary attack rate
number of cases in the outbreak divided by the total number of susceptible animals in the population.
secondary carcinogens
relatively inert substances that are converted by a host-mediated reaction to an active carcinogen, e.g. nitrosamines, pyrrolizidine alkaloids.
secondary health care
the level of care in the health care system that consists of emergency treatment and critical care. Called also acute care.
secondary hypertrophic osteopathy
see hypertrophic osteopathy.
secondary immune response
see anamnestic response.
secondary pregnancy toxemia
pregnancy toxemia secondary to another condition which reduces the ewe's or cow's feed intake.
secondary radiation
see scatter radiation, compton effect.
secondary ruminal contraction
occurs after the primary ruminal cycles during feeding and terminate with eructation. See also reticuloruminal contractions.
secondary spongiosa
see secondary spongiosa.
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