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ethnic

 [eth´nik]
pertaining to a social group whose members share cultural bonds or physical (racial) characteristics.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

ethnic

(ĕth′nĭk) [Gr. ethnikos, of a nation]
Concerning groups of people within a cultural system who desire or are given a distinct classification based on traits such as religion, culture, language, or appearance.
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