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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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At university, I was selling textbooks that I bought on Amazon to other students and making a few pounds.
"The ministry plans to print bar codes on the textbooks to help us identify schools that are selling textbooks."
Recently, Wal-Mart began selling textbooks in some of its super stores and online.