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apposition

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noun ap·po·si·tion \ˌap-ə-ˈzish-ən\

Medical Definition of apposition

  1. 1:  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

  2. 2:  the state of being in juxtaposition or proximity (as in the drawing together of cut edges of tissue in healing)

appose \a-ˈpōz\play transitive verb apposed; apposing
appositional \ˌap-ə-ˈzish-nəl, -ən-əl\play adjective



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