ambulatory, ambulant
Walking about or able to walk about; denoting a patient who is not confined to bed or hospital as a result of disease or surgery. [L. ambulans, walking]

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • ambulatory — ambulatorily, adv. /am byeuh leuh tawr ee, tohr ee/, adj., n., pl. ambulatories. adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or capable of walking: an ambulatory exploration of the countryside. 2. adapted for walking, as the limbs of many animals. 3. moving about …   Universalium

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  • ambulatory — am•bu•la•to•ry [[t]ˈæm byə ləˌtɔr i, ˌtoʊr i[/t]] adj. n. pl. ries 1) of, pertaining to, or capable of walking 2) moving about or from place to place; not stationary 3) Also, ambulant a) med not confined to bed; able or strong enough to walk b)… …   From formal English to slang

  • ambulant — /am byeuh leuhnt/, adj. 1. moving from place to place; itinerant; shifting. 2. Med. ambulatory (def. 4). [1645 55; ( < F) < L ambulant (s. of ambulans, prp. of ambulare to walk). See AMBLE] * * * …   Universalium

  • ambulant — adjective Date: 1619 moving about ; ambulatory …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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