outpatient


out·pa·tient

noun, often attributive \ˈat-ˌpā-shənt\

: a person who goes to a doctor's office or hospital for treatment but who does not spend the night there

Full Definition of OUTPATIENT

:  a patient who is not hospitalized overnight but who visits a hospital, clinic, or associated facility for diagnosis or treatment — compare inpatient

First Known Use of OUTPATIENT

1715

Other Medicine Terms

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Rhymes with OUTPATIENT

out·pa·tient

noun \ˈat-ˌpā-shənt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of OUTPATIENT

: a patient who is not hospitalized overnight but who visits a hospital, clinic, or associated facility for diagnosis or treatment—compare inpatient

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