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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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Total college textbook sales amount to $4 billion, or 14 percent of all book sales, according to a 2005 article in Publishers Weekly.
Since 1998, the wholesale price of college textbooks has increased 33 percent.

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