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Examples of MCL in a Sentence

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The shortstop said an early-season MCL injury affected his hitting. Peter Sblendorio, New York Daily News, 4 Feb. 2024 The Irish haven’t been plagued to the same extent as UConn, but guard Olivia Miles remains out after a season-ending knee injury last February, and preseason All-ACC selection Sonia Citron missed seven weeks with a sprained MCL. Emily Adams, Hartford Courant, 26 Jan. 2024 The Heat played the entire series without Jimmy Butler (right knee MCL sprain), Terry Rozier (neck spasms) and Josh Richardson (right shoulder surgery). Anthony Chiang, Miami Herald, 2 May 2024 Miami is already missing Butler (right knee MCL sprain), Rozier (neck spasms) and Josh Richardson (right shoulder surgery) in the series. Anthony Chiang, Miami Herald, 30 Apr. 2024 Monk averaged career highs of 15.4 points and 5.1 assists this season before suffering a right MCL sprain in a March 29 game against the Dallas Mavericks. Jason Anderson, Sacramento Bee, 23 Apr. 2024 Over the past few years, traces of PFAS have been found in Well No. 2 at levels that were below the old maximum contaminant level, or MCL, of 15 parts per trillion. Mary Divine, Twin Cities, 18 Apr. 2024 The Kings have been forced to make adjustments after losing Kevin Huerter, who is out with a torn labrum, and Malik Monk, who is out with a sprained MCL. Jason Anderson, Sacramento Bee, 18 Apr. 2024 The Kings are missing third-leading scorer Malik Monk, who is out with a right MCL sprain. Jason Anderson, Sacramento Bee, 5 Apr. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use


1988, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of MCL was in 1988

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“MCL.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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