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eth·nic group

(eth'nik grūp),
A social group characterized by a distinctive social and cultural tradition maintained from generation to generation, a common history and origin, and a sense of identification with the group; members have distinctive features in their way of life, shared experiences, and often a common genetic heritage; these features may be reflected in their experience of health and disease.

ethnic group

[eth′nik]
a population of individuals organized on the basis of an assumed common cultural origin.

ethnic group

Social medicine A group whose members (1) have a sense of common origins; (2) claim a common and distinctive Hx and destiny; (3) possess one or more dimensions of collective cultural individuality; (4) have a sense of unique collective solidarity. See Cultural awareness, Race.

eth·nic group

(eth'nik grūp)
A social group characterized by a distinctive social and cultural tradition maintained from generation to generation, a common history and origin, and a sense of identification with the group.

eth·nic group

(eth'nik grūp)
Social group characterized by distinctive social and cultural tradition maintained from generation to generation, common history and origin, and sense of identification with group; may be reflected in experience of health and disease.

ethnic group,

n a population of individuals organized around an assumption of common cultural origin.