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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: dis-pen'sar-e


  1. A physician's office, especially the office of one who dispenses medicines.
  2. The office of a hospital pharmacist, where medicines are given out on physicians' orders.
  3. An outpatient department of a hospital.

[L. dis-penso, pp. -atus, to distribute by weight, fr. penso, to weigh]

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