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prescreen

[-skrēn]
Etymology: L, prae + ME, scren
1 v, to evaluate a person or a group of people to identify those who are at greater risk of development of a specific condition in order to select those who are in particular need of special diagnostic procedures or health care.
2 n,
Usage notes: (informal)
a rapid, superficial examination of a person who does not appear to be acutely ill. It may include taking a medical history.
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