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family

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noun fam·i·ly \ˈfam-(ə-)lē\

Medical Definition of family

plural families

  1. 1:  the basic unit in society traditionally consisting of two parents rearing their children; also :  any of various social units differing from but regarded as equivalent to the traditional family <a single-parent family>

  2. 2:  a group of related plants or animals forming a category ranking above a genus and below an order and usually comprising several to many genera

family adjective




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