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matter

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noun mat·ter \ˈmat-ər\

Medical Definition of matter

  1. 1:  material (as feces or urine) discharged or for discharge from the living body <an obstruction interfering with passage of matter from the intestine>

  2. 2:  material discharged by suppuration :  pus





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