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noun tar·get \ˈtär-gət\

Medical Definition of target

  1. 1:  something to be affected by an action or development; specifically :  an organ, part, or tissue that is affected by the action of a hormone

  2. 2a:  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 emittedb:  a body, surface, or material bombarded with nuclear particles or electrons

  3. 3:  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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