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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: kas-kād′


  1. A series of sequential interactions, as of a physiologic process, which after being initiated continues to the final one; each interaction is activated by the preceding one, sometimes with cumulative effect.
  2. To spill over, especially rapidly.

[Fr., fr. It. cascare, to fall]

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