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literate(lit′ĕ-răt) [L. litteratus, marked with letters]
Being able to read and write, and to use written language as in understanding graphs, charts, tables, maps, symbols, and formulas. literacy (-ră-sē)
The ability of patients to understand their lab values and make lifestyle adjustments accordingly.