from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A patient who is admitted to a hospital or clinic for treatment that does not require an overnight stay.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Provided without requiring an overnight stay by the patient.
  • n. A patient who receives treatment at a hospital or clinic but is not admitted overnight; a receiver of ambulatory care.


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