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knot

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noun \ˈnät\

Medical Definition of knot

  1. 1:  an interlacing of the parts of one or more flexible bodies (as threads or sutures) in a lump to prevent their spontaneous separation—see surgeon's knot

  2. 2:  a usually firm or hard lump, swelling, or protuberance (as in a muscle or on the surface of a bone) or process <a knot in a gland> <a bone with two or three knots>

knot verb knotted; knotting




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