Medical Dictionary


noun \ˈfē(ə)ld\

Medical Definition of FIELD

:  an area or division of an activity <a doctor eminent in her field>
:  a complex of forces that serve as causative agents in human behavior
a :  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
a :  an area that is perceived or under observation; especially :  the area visible through the lens of an optical instrument—see visual field b :  the site of a surgical operation
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