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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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These tetracyclines during odontogenesis causes unsightly discoloration of both primary and secondary dentitions. (2) The staining effects are as a result of chelation of tetracycline molecule with calcium ions in hydroxy apetite crystals primarily in the dentine (swift 1988).