noun \ˈband\

Definition of BAND

: a thin flat encircling strip especially for binding: as a : a strip of cloth used to protect a newborn baby's navel—called also bellyband b : a thin flat strip of metal that encircles a tooth <orthodontic bands>
: a strip separated by some characteristic color or texture or considered apart from what is adjacent: as a : a stripe, streak, or other elongated mark on an animal; especially : one transverse to the long axis of the body b : a line or streak of differentiated cells c : one of the alternating dark and light segments of skeletal muscle fibers d : band form e : 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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