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Tertiary

tertiary

1. Being of the third formation, order, or rank; third; as, a tertiary use of a word.

2. (Science: chemistry) 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. (Science: geology) Later than, or subsequent to, the secondary.

4. (Science: zoology) Growing on the innermost joint of a bird's wing; tertial; said of quills. Tertiary age.

(Science: medicine) The third and last stage of syphilis, in which it invades the bones and internal organs.

Origin: L. Tertiarius containing a third part, fr. Tertius third: cf. F. Tertiaire. See Tierce.

1. A member of the third order in any monastic system; as, the franciscan tertiaries; the Dominican tertiaries; the Carmelite tertiaries. See Third Order, under Third.

2. (Science: geology) The Tertiary era, period, or formation.

3. (Science: zoology) One of the quill feathers which are borne upon the basal joint of the wing of a bird.


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Re: [NEUROSCIENCE]-Two Questions about AP Propagation

Tertiary supporting answer for question #1 are the active pumps which assist in the purpose of establishing a voltage, offseting the natural gradients of the ions through the leak channels.

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Re: Membrane Protein

Focus on the key terms that Jack used: secondary structure, tertiary structure. Take a look at this Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biomolecular_structure

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... If so, the difference is that in 2D you show secondary structure, while in 3D, it's surprisingly tertiary structure http://blog.pansapiens.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/lamb_ray.jpg Depends for what more useful, for mode-of-action is more useful ...

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... If so, the difference is that in 2D you show secondary structure, while in 3D, it's surprisingly tertiary structure http://blog.pansapiens.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/lamb_ray.jpg Depends for what more useful, for mode-of-action ...

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Re: Biochemical and Molecular Test

... or eukaryotic cell. The protein can be tested for enzymatic activity under a variety of situations, the protein may be crystallized so its tertiary structure can be studied, or, in the pharmaceutical industry, the activity of new drugs against the protein can be studied.

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