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milieu

 [me-lyuh´] (Fr.)
surroundings; environment.
milieu extérieur [me-lyuh´ ek-sta″re-ur´] external environment.
milieu intérieur [me-lyuh´ an-ta″re-ur´] internal environment; the blood and lymph in which the cells are bathed.

mil·ieu

(mēl-yu'),
1. Surroundings; environment.
2. In psychiatry, the social setting of the mental patient, for example, the family setting or a hospital unit.
[Fr. mi, fr. L. medius, middle, + lieu, fr. L. locus, place]

milieu

[milyœ′, milyo̅o̅′] pl. milieus, milieux
Etymology: Fr, middle
the environment, surroundings, or setting. Kinds of milieus are milieu extérieur and milieu intérieur.

mil·ieu

(mēl-yuh')
1. Surroundings; environment.
2. psychiatry The social setting of the mental patient, e.g., the family setting or a hospital unit.
[Fr. mi, fr. L. medius, middle, + lieu, fr. L. locus, place]

milieu

[Fr.] surroundings, environment.

milieu extérieur
external environment.
milieu intérieur
internal environment; the interstitial tissue fluid and lymph in which the cells are bathed.
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