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casualty

 [kazh´oo-al-te]
1. an accident; an accidental wound; death or disablement from an accident; also the person so injured.
2. in the armed forces, one missing from his unit as a result of death, injury, illness, or capture, because his whereabouts are unknown, or for other reasons.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

ca·su·al·ty

(kazh'yū-ăl-tē),
An injury, or the victim of an accident or outbreak of disease or act of terrorism, warfare, or criminal incident.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

casualty

(1) A chance occurrence; an accident; a mishap; a disaster.
(2) A person killed or injured in war, mass disaster or accident.

Casualty

The world’s longest-running (now in its 22nd year) emergency medical drama, which was launched in 1986 in the UK on BBC One. Its story lines revolve around the staff and patients of the A&E (accident and emergency) department at the fictional Holby City Hospital located in the equally fictional county of Wyvern.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

casualty

A victim of an accident or mass disaster. See Mass disaster.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

ca·su·al·ty

(kazh'ū-ăl-tē)
Injury or death from accident.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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In his book, Ground Forces Battle Casualty Rate Patterns, George W.S.
Lieutenant Colonel Ashutosh Bhagat of the 12th battalion of J& K Rifles on April 21, 2006, wrote to the deputy commissioner, Jammu, that Sanjeevan lost his life while on active military duty on the LoC and that he had been declared a battle casualty. He said Sanjeevan's kin were entitled to a government job under SRO 43.
Major AR Ramakrishnan, the trainer of the expedition team, inspite of being a battle casualty during 'Operation Vijay' summitted Indira Col alongwith the team making the achievement of the expedition spectacular and creditable.
The outcome of a battle casualty will often be determined by whoever provides initial care.
On 12 July 1953 the Belgians suffered their last battle casualty in a patrol action east of Chat-kol.

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