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Medical Term:

nascent

Pronunciation: nas'ent, na'sent

Definition:

  1. Beginning; being born or produced.
  2. Denoting the state of a chemical element at the moment it is set free from one of its compounds.

[L. nascor, pres. p. nascens, to be born]

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