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Sudan

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geographical name Su·dan \sü-ˈdan, -ˈdän\

Definition of Sudan

  1. 1 region N Africa between the Atlantic & the upper Nile S of the Sahara including basins of Lake Chad & Niger River & the upper Nile

  2. 2 former country NE Africa; until 1956 a territory (Anglo–Egyptian Sudan) under joint British & Egyptian rule; later a republic ∗ Khartoum; split 2011 into Sudan (sense 3) and South Sudan

  3. 3 country NE Africa N of South Sudan ∗ Khartoum area 728,216 square miles (1,886,079 square kilometers), pop 31,118,500

Su·da·nese play \ˌsü-də-ˈnēz, -ˈnēs\ adjective or noun



Medical Dictionary

Sudan

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noun Su·dan \sü-ˈdan\

Medical Definition of Sudan

  1. :  any of several azo solvent dyes including some which have a specific affinity for fatty substances and are used as biological stains




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