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advancement

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noun ad·vance·ment \əd-ˈvan(t)-smənt\

Medical Definition of advancement

  1. :  detachment of a muscle or tendon from its insertion and reattachment (as in the surgical correction of strabismus) at a more advanced point from its insertion <flexor tendon advancement>





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