Skip to Content

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]

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

© Copyright 2018 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review date: Sep 19, 2016.

Medical Disclaimer

Hide