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incarceration

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noun in·car·cer·a·tion \in-ˌkär-sə-ˈrā-shən\

Medical Definition of incarceration

  1. 1:  a confining or state of being confined

  2. 2:  abnormal retention or confinement of a body part; specifically :  a constriction of the neck of a hernial sac so that the hernial contents become irreducible





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