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field

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noun \ˈfē(ə)ld\

Medical Definition of field

  1. 1:  an area or division of an activity <a doctor eminent in her field>

  2. 2:  a complex of forces that serve as causative agents in human behavior

  3. 3a:  a region of embryonic tissue potentially capable of a particular type of differentiation <a morphogenetic field>b:  a region or space in which a given effect (as magnetism) exists

  4. 4a:  an area that is perceived or under observation; especially :  the area visible through the lens of an optical instrument—see visual fieldb:  the site of a surgical operation





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