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hygiene

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noun hy·giene \ˈhī-ˌjēn also hī-ˈ\

Medical Definition of hygiene

  1. 1:  a science of the establishment and maintenance of health—see industrial hygiene, mental hygiene

  2. 2:  conditions or practices (as of cleanliness) conducive to health





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