present
1. To precede or appear first at the os uteri, said of the part of the fetus first felt during examination. 2. To appear for examination, treatment, etc., said of a patient. [L. praesens (-sent-), pres. p. of prae-sum, to be before, be at hand]

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pre·sent pri-'zent vt to show or manifest <patients who \present symptoms of malaria> vi
1 a) to become manifest <Lyme disease often \presents with erythema migrans, fatigue, fever, and chills>
b) to come forward as a patient <he \presented with grossly swollen ankles and large varicose veins (T. E. Greene)>
2) to become directed toward the opening of the uterus used of a fetus or a part of a fetus <babies which \present by breech (Yr. Bk. of Obstetrics & Gynecology)>

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vb.
1. of a patient) to come forward for examination and treatment because of experiencing specific symptoms (presenting symptoms).

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pre·sent (pre-zentґ) [L. praesentare to show] 1. to show or demonstrate. 2. to appear, such as a fetus at the os uteri; see presenting part, under part. 3. to appear, as for an examination or treatment; said of a patient.

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