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variation

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noun var·i·a·tion \ˌver-ē-ˈā-shən, ˌvar-\

Medical Definition of variation

  1. 1:  divergence in one or more characteristics of an organism or biotype from those typical of or usual for its group

  2. 2:  something (as an individual or group) that exhibits variation

  3. var·i·a·tion·al \-shnəl, -shən-əl\play adjective





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