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Meaning of malnourished (adjective)
forms: more malnourished; most malnourished; the most malnourished

not well nourished; lacking essential nutrients

Example
Elderly people who don't eat well may become malnourished.

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Meaning of cramping (adjective)
spasmodic pain

Example
Cramping pains are common for women during menstruation.

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Meaning of brachial (adjective)
relating to the arm (or similar vestige in other organisms)

Example
The brachial artery supplies the arm with blood.

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Meaning of optical (adjective)
relating to vision or sight

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Spectacles provide optical correction if vision is poor.

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Meaning of hypertensive (adjective)
forms: more hypertensive; most hypertensive; less hypertensive; least hypertensive

having high blood pressure

Example
During his stay in hospital he was hypertensive but his b.p. returned to normal at home.

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Meaning of prosthetic (adjective)
related to a nonprotein group of a conjugated protein

Example
Some proteins derive part of their function from covalently attached molecules called prothetic goups.

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Meaning of atomic (adjective)
of the atom; relating to the atom

Example
Protons and neutrons are found mainly in the atomic nucleus.

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Meaning of benign (adjective)
forms: more benign; most benign; less benign; least benign

not harmful, malignant or cancerous

Example
A benign tumor is highly unlikely to kill a person.

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Meaning of chronic (adjective)
forms: more chronic; most chronic; the most chronic

lasts a long time; persistent

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Arthritis may be an acute or a chronic illness.

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Meaning of inguinal (adjective)
relating to the groin area

Example
The area where the lower abdomen meets the top of the thigh is the inguinal region.

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