Medical Dictionary


noun tar·get \ˈtär-gət\

Medical Definition of TARGET

:  something to be affected by an action or development; specifically :  an organ, part, or tissue that is affected by the action of a hormone
a :  the metallic surface usually of platinum or tungsten upon which the stream of electrons within an X-ray tube is focused and from which the X-rays are emitted b :  a body, surface, or material bombarded with nuclear particles or electrons
:  the thought or object that is to be recognized (as by telepathy) or affected (as by psychokinesis) in a parapsychological experiment
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