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terminal

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adjective ter·mi·nal \ˈtərm-nəl, -ən-əl\

Medical Definition of terminal

  1. 1:  of, relating to, or being at an end, extremity, boundary, or terminus <the terminal phalanx of a finger>

  2. 2a:  leading ultimately to death :  fatal <terminal cancer>b:  approaching or close to death :  being in the final stages of a fatal disease <a terminal patient>c:  of or relating to patients with a terminal illness <terminal care>

  3. 3:  being at or near the end of a chain of atoms making up a molecule <the terminal carbon>

  4. ter·mi·nal·ly \-ē\play adverb




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terminal

noun ter·mi·nal

Medical Definition of terminal

  1. :  a part that forms an end; especially :  nerve ending <synthesis of a neurotransmitter in the presynaptic terminal of a neuron—R. J. Wurtman>





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