Medical Dictionary


noun fig·ure
\ˈfig-yər, British & often US ˈfig-ər\

Medical Definition of FIGURE

:  bodily shape or form especially of a person <a slender figure>
a :  the graphic representation of a form especially of a person b :  a diagram or pictorial illustration of textual matter
:  a person who is representative of or serves as a psychological substitute for someone or something else—see father figure
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