a stress accent weaker than primary accent but stronger than lack of stress.
(phonetics) (in a system of transcribing utterances recognizing three levels of stress) the accent on a syllable of a word or breath group that is weaker than the primary accent but stronger than the lack of stress: in the word “agriculture” the secondary accent falls on the third syllable Compare primary accent
- Secondary adhesion
secondary adhesion n. See healing by second intention.
- Secondary alcohol
secondary alcohol n. An alcohol containing the bivalent organic radical CHOH.
- Secondary aldosteronism
secondary aldosteronism n. Aldosteronism due not to a defect in the adrenal cortex but to stimulation of secretion caused by extra-adrenal disorders.
- Secondary amenorrhea
secondary amenorrhea n. Amenorrhea in which menstruation begins at puberty but then is subsequently suppressed.