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incomplete

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adjective in·com·plete \ˌin-kəm-ˈplēt\

Medical Definition of incomplete

  1. 1of insect metamorphosis :  having no pupal stage between the immature stages and the adult with the young insect usually resembling the adult—compare complete 1

  2. 2of a bone fracture :  not broken entirely across—compare complete 2

  3. 3:  characterized by incomplete dominance <an incomplete dominant>





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