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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: pa-thom'e-tre

Definition: Rarely used term for the determination of the proportionate number of individuals affected with a certain disease at a given time, and of the conditions leading to an increase or decrease in this number.

[patho- + G. metron, measure]

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