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noun \ˈwāv\

Medical Definition of WAVE

a :  a disturbance or variation that transfers energy progressively from point to point in a medium and that may take the form of an elastic deformation or of a variation of pressure, electrical or magnetic intensity, electrical potential, or temperature b :  one complete cycle of such a disturbance
:  an undulating or jagged line constituting a graphic representation of an action <an electroencephalographic wave>
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