- A form or shape.
- A person representing the essential aspects of a particular role (relating to one's male boss as a father figure or to one's female teacher as a mother figure).
- A form, shape, outline, or representation of an object or person.
[L. figura, fr fingo, to shape, fashion]
Disclaimer: This site is designed to offer information for general educational purposes only. The health information furnished on this site and the interactive responses are not intended to be professional advice and are not intended to replace personal consultation with a qualified physician, pharmacist, or other healthcare professional. You must always seek the advice of a professional for questions related to a disease, disease symptoms, and appropriate therapeutic treatments.
Search Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Examples: glitazone, GI cocktail, etc.
© Copyright 2017 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review Date: Sep 19, 2016.