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emergent

 [e-mer´jent]
1. coming out from a cavity or other part.
2. coming on suddenly.

e·mer·gent

(ē-mĕr'jent),
1. Arising suddenly and unexpectedly, calling for quick judgment and prompt action.
2. Coming out; leaving a cavity or other part.

emergent

Medspeak
adjective Referring to that which is becoming manifest—i.e., emerging.

Molecular biology
adjective Referring to a property in a system that cannot be predicted from the starting conditions.

emergent

adjective Referring to that which is becoming manifest. See Emergent disease.

e·mer·gent

(ē-mĕr'jĕnt)
1. Arising suddenly and unexpectedly, calling for quick judgment and prompt action.
2. Coming out; leaving a cavity or other part.

emergent

  1. an aquatic plant having most of its structure above water.
  2. a tree which exceeds the height of the canopy.

e·mer·gent

(ē-mĕr'jĕnt)
1. Arising suddenly, calling for prompt action.
2. Coming out; leaving a cavity or other part.
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The active participation of combined health services in the early warning of the occurrence of suspected cases of emergent diseases is essential for effective, integrated surveillance.
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