ama

noun \ ˈä-(ˌ)mä \

Definition of ama

plural amas or ama
: a Japanese diver especially for pearls or food

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Origin and Etymology of ama

Japanese


AMA

abbreviation

Definition of AMA

American Medical Association

Medical Dictionary

AMA

abbreviation

medical Definition of AMA

1 against medical advice
2 American Medical Association

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  1. Spanish Central: Translation of ama


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