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Medical Term:

asylum

Pronunciation: ă-sī′lŭm

Definition

Older term for an institution for the housing and care of those who by reason of age or of mental or bodily infirmities are unable to care for themselves.

[L. fr. G. asylon, a sanctuary, fr. a- priv. + sylē, right of seizure]

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