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economy

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noun econ·o·my \i-ˈkän-ə-mē\

Medical Definition of economy

plural econ·o·mies

  1. 1:  the system of operation of the processes of anabolism and catabolism in living bodies <the economy of the cell>

  2. 2:  the body of an animal or plant as an organized whole <disorganizing wide segments of the body economy—Leonard Engel>





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