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Medical Term:

remission

Pronunciation: re-mish'un

Definition:

  1. Abatement or lessening in severity of the symptoms of a disease.
  2. The period during which such abatement occurs.

[L. remissio, fr. re-mitto, pp. -missus, to send back, slacken, relax]

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