Intercalary In*ter"ca*la*ry (?; 277), a. [L. intercalaris, intercalarius: cf. F. intercalaire. See {Intercalate}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Chron.) Inserted or introduced among others in the calendar; as, an intercalary month, day, etc.; -- now applied particularly to the odd day (Feb. 29) inserted in the calendar of leap year. See {Bissextile}, n. [1913 Webster]

2. Introduced or inserted among others; additional; supernumerary. ``Intercalary spines.'' --Owen. [1913 Webster]

This intercalary line . . . is made the last of a triplet. --Beattie. [1913 Webster]

{Intercalary day} (Med.), one on which no paroxysm of an intermittent disease occurs. --Mayne. [1913 Webster]

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