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maladministration

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noun mal·ad·min·is·tra·tion \ˌma-ləd-ˌmi-nə-ˈstrā-shən\

Definition of maladministration

  1. 1 :  corrupt or incompetent administration (as of a public office)

  2. 2 :  incorrect administration (as of a drug)

maladminister

play \-ˈmi-nə-stər\ transitive verb


1644

First Known Use of maladministration

1644


Medical Dictionary

maladministration

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noun mal·ad·min·is·tra·tion \ˌmal-əd-ˌmin-ə-ˈstrā-shən\

Medical Definition of maladministration

  1. :  incorrect administration (as of a drug) <maladministration of insulin>




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