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return

Pronunciation: re-turn'

Definition:

  1. Going or coming back; in cardiology, refers to blood flow.
  2. In phlebotomy, the appearance of blood in the hub of the venipuncture apparatus.

[M.E., fr. L.L. retorno, , to turn again]

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