medical center

noun
plural medical centers

Definition of medical center

: a large health-care facility that provides medical and surgical care and is often affiliated with a medical school an academic medical center

First Known Use of medical center

1917, in the meaning defined above

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“Medical center.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/medical%20center. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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