Medical Dictionary


noun ac·ci·dent
\ˈak-səd-ənt, -sə-ˌdent; ˈaks-dənt\

Medical Definition of ACCIDENT

:  an unfortunate event resulting from carelessness, unawareness, ignorance, or a combination of causes
:  an unexpected bodily event of medical importance especially when injurious <a cerebrovascular accident>
:  an unexpected happening causing loss or injury which is not due to any fault or misconduct on the part of the person injured but for which legal relief may be sought
ac·ci·den·tal \ˌak-sə-ˈdent-əl\ adjective
ac·ci·den·tal·ly \-ˈdent-lē, -əl-ē\ also ac·ci·dent·ly \-ˈdent-lē\ adverb
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