Medical Dictionary


noun \ˈband\

Medical 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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