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a hospital unit located in a military or recreational encampment; usually of small size and limited facilities, for immediate care of illnesses and injuries.
Synonym(s): camp hospital
base hospitalA military term for a general hospital located at the rear of a protected communications zone.
1. A hospital unit within the lines of an army that receives wounded and sick patients from the front line.
2. The medical control hospital for a paramedic unit.
See also: hospital