Definition of primary care noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


primary care

BrE BrE//ˌpraɪməri ˈkeə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpraɪmeri ˈker//
(also primary health care
BrE BrE//ˌpraɪməri ˈhelθ keə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpraɪmeri ˈhelθ ker//
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the medical treatment that you receive first when you are ill/sick, for example from your family doctor
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: primary care