Medical Definition of band
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: 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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