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[tel-uh-med-uh-sin or, esp. British, -med-sin] /ˈtɛl əˌmɛd ə sɪn or, esp. British, -ˌmɛd sɪn/
the diagnosis and treatment of patients in remote areas using medical information, as x-rays or television pictures, transmitted over long distances, especially by satellite.
Origin of telemedicine
1965-70; tele-1 + medicine Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for telemedicine
  • The college plans to promote programs in telemedicine as well, which would require streaming video.
  • Past studies of the benefits of telemedicine program for intensive-care units have produced mixed results.
  • Advances in video technology and a need to reduce medical costs have made interactive telemedicine a growing business.
  • telemedicine, in one form or another, has been practiced for over thirty years.
  • telemedicine, the remote delivery of health care through telecommunications, is promising for prison use.
British Dictionary definitions for telemedicine


/ˈtɛlɪˌmɛdɪsɪn; -ˌmɛdsɪn/
the treatment of disease or injury by consultation with a specialist in a distant place, esp by means of a computer or satellite link
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