imbrication

noun im·bri·ca·tion \ ˌim-brə-ˈkā-shən \

Definition of imbrication

1 : an overlapping of edges (as of tiles or scales)
2 : a decoration or pattern showing imbrication

Examples of imbrication in a Sentence

  1. a scalloped pattern formed by the imbrication of the rounded roof tiles

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First Known Use of imbrication

1713

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imbrication

noun im·bri·ca·tion \ ˌim-brə-ˈkā-shən \

medical Definition of imbrication

: an overlapping especially of successive layers of tissue in the surgical closure of a wound

imbricate

play \ˈim-brə-ˌkāt\ transitive verb imbricated; imbricating

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