- Persistent organic pollutant
noun 1. a toxin resulting from a manufacturing process, which remains in the environment for many years POP
- Persistent truncus arteriosus
persistent truncus arteriosus persistent trun·cus ar·te·ri·o·sus (trŭng’kəs är-tēr’ē-ō’səs) n. A congenital cardiovascular deformity resulting from the failure of the septum between the aorta and pulmonary trunk to develop and characterized by a common arterial trunk opening out of both ventricles with the pulmonary arteries branching from the ascending common trunk.
[per-sist, -zist] /pərˈsɪst, -ˈzɪst/ verb (used without object) 1. to continue steadfastly or firmly in some state, purpose, course of action, or the like, especially in spite of opposition, remonstrance, etc.: to persist in working for world peace; to persist in unpopular political activities. 2. to last or endure tenaciously: The legend of King Arthur […]
- Persistent vegetative state
noun 1. (med) an irreversible condition, resulting from brain damage, characterized by lack of consciousness, thought, and feeling, although reflex activities (such as breathing) continue PVS noun a condition of unresponsiveness to mental and physical stimuli and no sign of higher brain function, wherein the patient is kept alive through medical intervention Usage Note medicine