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Pronunciation: tar'get


  1. An object fixed as goal or point of examination.
  2. In the ophthalmometer, the mire.
  3. Anode of an x-ray tube.

Synonym(s): target organ

[It. targhetta, a small shield]

See Also: x-ray

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