person(s) of color; people of color
Being a POC in Vermont has been lonely for me and the other Vermonters of color I've met. We've lived most our lives as the only ones; the only POC in our classes, the only POC in our extracurricular activities, the only POC (excluding family members) in our neighborhoods.Kina Thorpe
… many of our artists are POCs that felt excluded from Vancouver's electronic music scene, so we carved our own space.Nancy Lee
… donate proceeds to the many POC doing revolutionary work at various levels of the industry.RJ Joseph
point-of-care; point of care
Point-of-care (POC) testing can provide rapid results for HIV within minutes.Sean Rourke and Bill Flanagan
It is designed to deliver results in 30 minutes at the point of care (POC).Fred Grie

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“POC.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/POC. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

Medical Definition


point-of-care; point of care
This authorization means that fingerstick blood samples can now be tested in POC settings like doctor's offices, hospitals, urgent care centers, and emergency rooms rather than having to be sent to a central lab for testing.Laurie Bonner, Clinical Lab Products
This process includes the potential for delivering diagnostic services at the point of care (POC) with the potential to significantly change the way care is delivered.Christopher P. Price and Larry J. Kricka, Clinical Chemistry
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