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body

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noun \ˈbäd-ē\

Medical Definition of body

plural bodies

  1. 1a:  the organized physical substance of an animal or plant either living or dead: as (1):  the material part or nature of a human being (2):  a dead organism :  corpseb:  a human being

  2. 2a:  the main part of a plant or animal body especially as distinguished from limbs and head :  trunkb:  the main part of an organ (as the uterus)

  3. 3:  a kind or form of matter :  a material substance





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