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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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Results of the telephone survey (N = 90) Postoperative ([less than or equal Scissors Forceps to]2 wk) outcome n (%) n (%) Experienced secondary hemorrhage 2 (4.
I can state with confidence that the rate of primary hemorrhage is much lower than the rate of secondary hemorrhage after tonsillectomy.
However, there is no consensus in the literature regarding the relative incidence of primary and secondary hemorrhage.
Irani and Berkowitz reported that most cases of secondary hemorrhage they studied occurred within 10 days.