family

family is a topic covered in the Taber's Medical Dictionary.

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(fam′(ĭ-)lē)

[L. familia, household]

1. A group of individuals descended from a common ancestor.
2. In biological classification, the division between an order and a genus.
3. A group of people living in a household who share common attachments, such as mutual caring, emotional bonds, regular interactions, and common goals, which include the health of the individuals in the family.

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