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(vī″ă-bil′ĭt-ē )

The capacity for living, growing, developing, or surviving. It is used, for example, in reference to a premature fetus once it reaches a certain size or gestational age, or in determining the likelihood that an injured limb or transplanted organ will survive or flourish.
viable (vī′ă-bĕl), adj.

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