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binary

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adjective bi·na·ry \ˈbī-nə-rē, -ˌner-ē\

Medical Definition of binary

  1. 1:  compounded or consisting of or marked by two things or parts

  2. 2a:  composed of two chemical elements, an element and a radical that acts as an element, or two such radicalsb:  utilizing two harmless ingredients that upon combining form a lethal substance (as a gas)





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