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[helth-kair] /ˈhɛlθˌkɛər/
noun, Also, health care
the field concerned with the maintenance or restoration of the health of the body or mind.
any of the procedures or methods employed in this field.
adjective, Also, health-care
of, relating to, or involved in healthcare:
healthcare workers; a healthcare center.
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also health care, 1940, U.S. government-ese, from health + care (n.).

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

health care or healthcare
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
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