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peripatetic

Pronunciation: per'i-pa-tet'ik

Definition:

  1. Walking around; formerly used to describe a patient with “walking” (i.e., mild) typhoid fever.
  2. Relating to a disease imported to a nonendemic area by a host clinically unaffected during the transport phase.

[G. peripatesis, a walking about]

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