- 1. An instance of disease with its attendant circumstances. Cf.:patient. 2. A box or container. [L. casus, an occurrence]- borderline c. a patient, whose clinical findings are suggestive, but not fully convincing, of a specific diagnosis.* * *Community, Attachment, Structures and Epidemic [study]; computer-aided simulation of clinical encounter; computer-aided systems engineering; Coordinated Activities, Services, and Encounters [data]
* * *case 'kās n1) the circumstances and situation of a particular person or group2 a) an instance of disease or injury <10 \cases of pneumonia>b) PATIENT (1)
* * *(kās) 1. a particular instance of disease, as a case of leukemia; sometimes used incorrectly to designate the patient with the disease. 2. a term sometimes used incorrectly in dentistry to designate a flask, denture, casting, or the like.
Medical dictionary. 2011.