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Medical Term:

neglect

Pronunciation: ne-glekt'

Definition:

  1. To disregard or ignore; to fail to perform a duty or to give due attention or care.
  2. Lack of proper attention or care.

[L. neglego, to leave out of account, fr. nec, not, + lego, to choose]

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