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Medical Term:

exacerbation

Pronunciation: ek-zas'er-ba'shun, ek-sas-

Definition: Increased severity of a disease or any of its signs or symptoms.

[L. ex- acerbo, pp. -atus, to exasperate, increase, fr. acerbus, sour]

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