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para

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noun \ˈpar-ə\

Medical Definition of para

plural par·as or par·ae \ˈpar-ˌē\play

  1. :  a woman delivered of a specified number of children—used in combination with a term or figure to indicate the number <multipara> <a 36-year-old para 5>; compare gravida




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para

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adjective \ˈpar-ə\

Medical Definition of para

  1. 1:  relating to, characterized by, or being two positions in the benzene ring that are separated by two carbon atoms

  2. 2:  of, relating to, or being a diatomic molecule (as of hydrogen) in which the nuclei of the atoms are spinning in opposite directions




para-

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prefix \ˌpar-ə, ˈpar-ə\

Medical Definition of para-

  1. 1:  closely related to <paraldehyde>

  2. 2:  involving substitution at or characterized by two opposite positions in the benzene ring that are separated by two carbon atoms <paradichlorobenzene>—abbreviation p-; compare meta- 2, orth- 2



Variants of para-

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para-

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Medical Definition of para-

  1. 1:  beside :  alongside of :  beyond :  aside from <parathyroid> <parenteral>

  2. 2a:  faulty :  abnormal <paresthesia>b:  associated in a subsidiary or accessory capacity <paramedical>c:  closely resembling :  almost <paratyphoid>



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