preventorium

noun
pre·​ven·​to·​ri·​um | \ˌprē-vən-ˈtȯr-ē-əm \
plural preventoria\-​ē-​ə \ also preventoriums

Medical Definition of preventorium 

: an establishment where persons (as children) liable to develop disease (as tuberculosis) receive preventive care and treatment

Learn More about preventorium

Share preventorium

Comments on preventorium

What made you want to look up preventorium? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a typical or ideal example

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Find the Cousins

  • a-large-tree-with-many-branches
  • Which pair shares a common word ancestor?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!