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Medical Dictionary


noun ap·po·si·tion \ˌap-ə-ˈzish-ən\

Medical Definition of APPOSITION

:  the placing of things in juxtaposition or proximity; specifically :  deposition of successive layers upon those already present (as in cell walls)—compare accretion, intussusception 2
:  the state of being in juxtaposition or proximity (as in the drawing together of cut edges of tissue in healing)
ap·pose \a-ˈpōz\ transitive verb, ap·posed ap·pos·ing
ap·po·si·tion·al \ˌap-ə-ˈzish-nəl, -ən-əl\ adjective


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