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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: ko'lab'or-a'shun


  1. A coordinated effort by two or more people or functional entities.
  2. Process of working together toward a common end by various participants (clinicians, researchers).

[L.L. collaboro, to work together, fr. col- (for com-, fr. cum, with, + laboro, to work]

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