healthcare

[ helth-kair ]
/ ˈhɛlθˌkɛər /

noun Also health care .

the field concerned with the maintenance or restoration of the health of the body or mind.
any of the procedures or methods employed in this field.

adjective Also health-care .

of, relating to, or involved in healthcare: healthcare workers; a healthcare center.

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Origin of healthcare

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Medical definitions for healthcare

health care

n.

The prevention, treatment, and management of illness and the preservation of mental and physical well-being through the services offered by the medical and allied health professions.

adj.

health-care Of or relating to health care.
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