Intercalary

In*ter"ca*la*ry

(?; 277), a. [L. intercalaris, intercalarius: cf. F. intercalaire. See Intercalate.]
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1. (Chron.) Inserted or introduced among others in the calendar; as, an intercalary month, day, etc.; -- now applied particularly to the odd day (Feb. 29) inserted in the calendar of leap year. See Bissextile, n.
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2. Introduced or inserted among others; additional; supernumerary. "Intercalary spines." Owen.
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This intercalary line . . . is made the last of a triplet.
Beattie.
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Intercalary day (Med.), one on which no paroxysm of an intermittent disease occurs. Mayne.
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