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Pronunciation: rej'is-ter

Definition: The file of data concerning all cases of a specified condition, such as cancer, occurring in a defined population; the register is the actual document, and the registry is the system of ongoing registration.

[Mediev. L. registrum, fr. L.L. regero, pp. regestum to record]

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