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outpatient

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noun, often attributive out·pa·tient \ˈau̇t-ˌpā-shənt\

Simple Definition of outpatient

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of outpatient

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

1715

First Known Use of outpatient

1715


Medical Dictionary

outpatient

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noun out·pa·tient \ˈau̇t-ˌpā-shənt\

Medical Definition of outpatient

  1. :  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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