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bar

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noun, often attributive \ˈbär\

Medical Definition of bar

  1. 1a:  a piece of metal that connects parts of a removable partial dentureb:  the part of the wall of a horse's hoof that is bent inward toward the frog at the heel on each side and that extends toward the center of the sole

  2. 2:  a straight stripe, band, or line much longer than it is wide: asa:  a transverse ridge on the roof of a horse's mouth—usually used in pluralb:  the space in front of the molar teeth of a horse in which the bit is placed




2

bar

transitive verb

Medical Definition of bar

barred; barring

  1. :  to cut free and ligate (a vein in a horse's leg) above and below the site of a projected operative procedure




3

bar

noun

Medical Definition of bar

  1. :  a unit of pressure equal to 100,000 pascals or to one million dynes per square centimeter or to 0.9869 atmosphere




bar

abbreviation

Medical Definition of bar

  1. barometer; barometric





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