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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A patient whose treatment does not require an overnight stay in a hospital or clinic.
  • adjective Of or relating to outpatients or their care.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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