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cor•don sa•ni•taire



Pronunciation: ( Fr. kôr-dôn sa-nē-ter'), [key]
pl. cor•dons sa•ni•tairesPronunciation: ( Fr. kôr-dôn sa-nē-ter'). [key]

1. a line around a quarantined area guarded to prevent the spread of a disease by restricting passage into or out of the area.
2. a group of neighboring, generally neutral states forming a geographical barrier between two states having aggressive military or ideological aims against each other.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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