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resolution

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noun res·o·lu·tion \ˌrez-ə-ˈlü-shən\

Medical Definition of resolution

  1. 1:  the separating of a chemical compound or mixture into its constituents

  2. 2:  the process or capability of making distinguishable the individual parts of an object, closely adjacent optical images, or sources of light

  3. 3:  the subsidence of a pathological state (as inflammation)





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