n. a sudden and major advancement in science and research which leads to a forward step in treatment and therapy. It is a much awaited event, especially after a prolonged and unproductive plateau.

BREAKTHROUGH: "Every medical breakthrough in science and medicine has somehow managed to save a life."
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