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Pronunciation: ap′ă-rā′tŭs


  1. A collection of instruments adapted for a special purpose.
  2. An instrument made up of several parts.
  3. A group or system of glands, ducts, blood vessels, muscles, or other anatomic structures involved in the performance of some function.

[L. equipment. fr. ap-paro, pp. -atus, to prepare]

See Also: system

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