Glossary of Medical Terms

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1. The sixtieth part of an hour; sixty seconds. (Abbrev. M.; as, 4 h. 30 m) "Four minutes, that is to speak, minutes of an hour." (Chaucer) 2. The sixtieth part of a degree; sixty seconds (Marked thus ('); as, 10 deg 20') 3. A nautical or a geographic mile. 4. A coin; a half farthing. 5. A very little part of anything, or anything very little; a jot; a tittle. "Minutes and circumstances of his passion." (Jer. Taylor) 6. A point of time; a moment. "I go this minute to attend the king." (Dryden) 7. The memorandum; a record; a note to preserve the memory of anything; as, to take minutes of a contract; to take minutes of a talk or debate. 8. A fixed part of a module. See Module. Different writers take as the minute one twelfth, one eighteenth, one thirtieth, or one sixtieth part of the module. Origin: LL. Minuta a little portion, little coin, fr. L. Minutus little: cf. F. Minute. See 4th Minute. Source: Websters Vocabulary
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