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Pronunciation: kod


  1. A set of rules, principles, or ethics.
  2. Any system devised to convey information or facilitate communication.
  3. Term used in hospitals to describe an emergency requiring situation-trained members of the staff, such as a cardiopulmonary resuscitation team, or the signal to summon such a team.
  4. A numeric system for ordering and classifying information, about diagnostic categories.

[L. codex, book]

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