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fusion

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noun, often attributive fu·sion \ˈfyü-zhən\

Medical Definition of fusion

  1. 1a:  the act or process of liquefying or rendering plastic by heatb:  the liquid or plastic state induced by heat

  2. 2:  a union by or as if by melting together: asa:  a merging of diverse elements into a unified whole; specifically :  the blending of retinal images in binocular visionb:  a combination of ingredients achieved by heating and mixing togetherd:  the surgical immobilization of a joint—see spinal fusion

  3. 3:  the union of atomic nuclei to form heavier nuclei resulting in the release of enormous quantities of energy when certain light elements unite—called also

fusional \-əl\play adjective




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