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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: ă-prōch′


  1. In psychiatry, a term describing how interpersonal relationships are negotiated, often with the connotation of positive relationship.
  2. The path or method used to expose the operative field during an operation.

[M.E., fr. O. Fr., fr L.L. appropio, to come nearer, fr. ad, to + propius, nearer]

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