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artifact

noun ar·ti·fact

Medical Definition of artifact

  1. 1:  a product of artificial character due to extraneous (as human) agency; specifically :  a product or formation in a microscopic preparation of a fixed tissue or cell that is caused by manipulation or reagents and is not indicative of actual structural relationships

  2. 2:  an electrocardiographic and electroencephalographic wave that arises from sources other than the heart or brain

  3. ar·ti·fac·tu·al or chiefly British ar·te·fac·tu·al \ˌärt-ə-ˈfak-chə(-wə)l, -ˈfaksh-wəl\play adjective



Variants of artifact

or chiefly British ar·te·fact \ˈärt-ə-ˌfakt\play


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