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textbook

A term of art referring to a patient, or the patient him- or herself, who presents with so many of the “classic” findings seen in a particular disease or condition, that one could regard it as if described in a textbook on the subject. (As in, “So-and-so has a textbook case of impetigo.”)

textbook

Informatics A treatise on a particular subject. See Bible.
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The large discount chains, such as Wal-Mart, could use their purchasing power and highly efficient supply chains to undercut eCampus' prices on the best selling textbooks.
Of the more than 250 exhibitors showing their wares, 53 are selling athletic equipment, bleachers, and gymnasium maintenance products; there are just three companies selling textbooks.
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