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compatible

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adjective com·pat·i·ble \kəm-ˈpat-ə-bəl\

Medical Definition of compatible

  1. 1:  capable of existing together in a satisfactory relationship (as marriage)

  2. 2:  capable of being used in transfusion or grafting without immunological reaction (as agglutination or tissue rejection) <treatment of hemophilia by transfusion of compatible blood>

  3. 3of medications :  capable of being administered jointly without interacting to produce deleterious effects or impairing their respective actions

compatibility \-ˌpat-ə-ˈbil-ət-ē\play noun plural compatibilities




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