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medicine

Pronunciation: med'i-sin

Definition:

  1. A drug.
  2. The art of preventing or curing disease; the science concerned with disease in all its relations.
  3. The study and treatment of general diseases or those affecting the internal parts of the body, especially those not usually requiring surgical intervention.

[L. medicina, fr. medicus, physician (see medicus)]

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