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Medical Term:

accident

Pronunciation: ak′si-dent

Definition: An unplanned or unintended but sometimes predictable event leading to injury, in traffic, industry, or a domestic setting, or such an event developing in the course of a disease.

[L. ac-cido, to happen]

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