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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: sim'yu-la'shun


  1. Imitation; said of a disease or symptom that resembles another, or of the feigning of illness as in factitious illness or malingering.
  2. In radiation therapy, use of a geometrically similar radiographic system or computer to plan the location of therapy ports.

[L. simulatio, fr. simulo, pp. -atus, to imitate, fr. similis, like]

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