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hospital

Pronunciation: hos'pi-tal

Definition: An institution for the treatment, care, and cure of the sick and wounded, for the study of disease, and for the training of physicians, nurses, and allied health care personnel.

[L. hospitalis, for a guest, fr. hospes (hospit-), a host, a guest]

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