terçol

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Etymology[edit]

Probably from a Vulgar Latin root *tertiolus, from Latin tertius. It may have been confused with a different root, hordeolus, that led to its Romance language equivalents, such as Spanish orzuelo, Italian orzaiolo, Catalan urçol, Romanian urcior.

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terçol m (plural terçóis)

  1. (colloquial) stye (bacterial infection of the eyelash or eyelid)

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