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Medical Term:

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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