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noun \ˈband\

Medical Definition of band

  1. 1:  a thin flat encircling strip especially for binding: asa:  a strip of cloth used to protect a newborn baby's navel—called also bellybandb:  a thin flat strip of metal that encircles a tooth <orthodontic bands>

  2. 2:  a strip separated by some characteristic color or texture or considered apart from what is adjacent: asa:  a stripe, streak, or other elongated mark on an animal; especially :  one transverse to the long axis of the bodyb:  a line or streak of differentiated cellsc:  one of the alternating dark and light segments of skeletal muscle fibersd:  band forme:  a strip of abnormal tissue either congenital or acquired; especially :  a strip of connective tissue that causes obstruction of the bowel





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