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environment

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

Medical Definition of ENVIRONMENT

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
:  the aggregate of social and cultural conditions that influence the life of an individual or community
en·vi·ron·men·tal \-ˌvī-rən-ˈment-əl, -ˌvī(-ə)rn-\ adjective
en·vi·ron·men·tal·ly \-əl-ē\ adverb

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