compound

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(kom′pownd″ )

[L. componere, to place together]

1. In chemistry, a substance composed of two or more units or parts combined in definite proportions by weight and having specific properties of its own. Compounds are formed by all living organisms and are of two types, organic and inorganic.
2. Made up of more than one part.
3. In pharmacy, to prepare a prescription.

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