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Medical Term:

curve

Pronunciation: kerv

Definition:

  1. A nonangular continuous bend or line.
  2. A chart or graphic representation, by means of a continuous line connecting individual observations, of the course of a physiologic activity, of the number of cases of a disease in a given period, or of any entity that might be otherwise presented by a table of figures.

Synonym(s): chart2

[L. curvo, to bend]

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