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environment

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noun en·vi·ron·ment \in-ˈvī-rən-mənt, -ˈvī(-ə)rn-\

Medical Definition of environment

  1. 1:  the complex of physical, chemical, and biotic factors (as climate, soil, and living things) that act upon an organism or an ecological community and ultimately determine its form and survival

  2. 2:  the aggregate of social and cultural conditions that influence the life of an individual or community

  3. en·vi·ron·men·tal \-ˌvī-rən-ˈment-əl, -ˌvī(-ə)rn-\play adjective
    en·vi·ron·men·tal·ly \-əl-ē\play adverb





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