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Alexian

[uh-lek-shuh n, -see-uh n] /əˈlɛk ʃən, -si ən/
noun, Roman Catholic Church
1.
a member of a congregation of brothers founded for the care of the sick at Mechlin, Brabant, in the 15th century.
Origin
named after Saint Alexius of Edessa, 5th-century Christian; see -an
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