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vacuum

 [vak´u-um]
a space devoid of air or other gas.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

vac·uum

(vak'yūm),
An empty space, one practically exhausted of air or gas.
[L. ntr. of vacuus, empty]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

vac·u·um

(vak'yūm)
An empty space, one practically exhausted of air or gas.
[L. ntr. of vacuus, empty]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

vac·u·um

(vak'yūm)
An empty space, one practically exhausted of air or gas.
[L. ntr. of vacuus, empty]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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