- A certain duration or division of time.
- One of the stages of a disease, period of incubation, period of convalescence.
- Colloquialism for menses.
- Any of the horizontal rows of chemical elements in the periodic table.
[G. periodos, a way round, a cycle, fr. peri, around, + hodos, way]
Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.
© Copyright 2018 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review date: Sep 19, 2016.
Search Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Examples: glitazone, GI cocktail, etc.