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HMO

noun [C] uk   /ˌeɪtʃ.emˈəʊ/ us    /-ˈoʊ/ ( plural HMOs)

HMO noun [C] (MEDICAL)

US abbreviation for health maintenance organization: a group that provides healthcare to people who pay to join it: For a monthly flat fee, paid by the consumer or employer, HMOs provide a specified list of medical services both in and outside the hospital.

HMO noun [C] (SHARED HOUSE)

UK specialized politics abbreviation for house in multiple occupation: a house shared by several people, especially those receiving money from the government because they have little or no income: Today, the once-grand streets are characterized by decaying HMOs, sorely in need not just of redecoration but more fundamental repair.
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