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Pronunciation: ser′ti-fi-kā′shŭn


  1. Acknowledgment by a medical specialty board of successful completion of requirements for recognition as a specialist.
  2. The court procedure by which a patient is committed to a mental institution.
  3. Involuntary mental hospitalization.

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