outpatient

or out-pa·tient

[ out-pey-shuh nt ]
/ ˈaʊtˌpeɪ ʃənt /

noun

a patient who receives treatment at a hospital, as in an emergency room or clinic, but is not hospitalized.

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Origin of outpatient

First recorded in 1705–15; out- + patient
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British Dictionary definitions for outpatient

outpatient
/ (ˈaʊtˌpeɪʃənt) /

noun

a nonresident hospital patientCompare inpatient
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Medical definitions for outpatient

outpatient
[ outpā′shənt ]

n.

A patient who is admitted to a hospital or clinic for treatment that does not require an overnight stay.
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