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adjective accessory, alternative, ancillary, auxiliary, collateral, contingency, derived, following, indirect, inferior, junior, less important, lesser, minor, subaltern, subordinate, subsequent, subsidiary, substitute, unessential, unimportant, vicarious
Associated concepts: secondary boycott, secondary evidence, secondary liability
See also: ancillary, circumstantial, collateral, contributory, deputy, derivative, extrinsic, immaterial, incidental, inferior, insignificant, minor, null, pendent, peripheral, plenipotentiary, replacement, slight, subaltern, subordinate, subservient, subsidiary, succedaneum, supplementary, unessential

SECONDARY, construction. That which comes after the first, which is primary: as, the primary law of, nations the secondary law of nations.

SECONDARY, English law. An officer who is second or next to the chief officer; as secondaries to the prothonotaries of the courts of king's bench, or common pleas; secondary of the remembrancer in the exchequer, &c. Jacob, L. D. h.t.

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Miller's experience, the leading secondary causes of secondary bone loss (in order from most to least common) are celiac disease: vitamin D insufficiency; hypercalciuria/stones/renal tubular acidosis; and primary/secondary hyperparathyroidism.
Up to 80 per cent of advanced breast cancer patients will experience symptoms of secondary bone cancer, which can cause very severe pain and bone fractures.
Dr Sinha was also found guilty of failing to consider Mr Benbow may develop secondary bone cancer as a result of his lung tumour and that his patient's back pain may have been a symptom of this.
Bony-window CT studies are unsurpassed in demonstrating secondary bone erosion.
One with secondary bone cancer responded to treatment and was still alive a year later.
Using these and other factors, the retrospective study of more than 9,000 patients provides strong statistical evidence that approximately half of the secondary bone cancers observed can be blamed on radiation therapy or on chemotherapeutic alkylating agents such as the frequently prescribed cyclophosphamide.
As such, Trinity Matrix is a safe alternative to an autograft, possessing hypoimmunogenic characteristics and posing fewer risks than a secondary bone harvesting procedure.
Macmillan helped Ruth's family when her grandfather was diagnosed with prostate cancer and secondary bone cancer 20 years ago.