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competence

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noun com·pe·tence \ˈkäm-pət-ən(t)s\

Medical Definition of competence

  1. :  the quality or state of being functionally adequate <assess the competence of the immune system>: asa:  the properties of an embryonic field that enable it to respond in a characteristic manner to an organizerb:  readiness of bacteria to undergo genetic transformation





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