follow Dictionary.com

What do a.m. and p.m. stand for?

healthcare

[helth-kair] /ˈhɛlθˌkɛər/
noun, Also, health care
1.
the field concerned with the maintenance or restoration of the health of the body or mind.
2.
any of the procedures or methods employed in this field.
adjective, Also, health-care
3.
of, relating to, or involved in healthcare:
healthcare workers; a healthcare center.
Origin of healthcare
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for health care
Word Origin and History for health care

healthcare

n.

also health care, 1940, U.S. government-ese, from health + care (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
health care in Medicine

health care or healthcare
n.
The prevention, treatment, and management of illness and the preservation of mental and physical well-being through the services offered by the medical and allied health professions. adj.
health-care Of or relating to health care.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for healthcare

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for health

12
11
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with health care