impaction

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noun im·pac·tion \im-ˈpak-shən\

Definition of impaction

  1. :  the act of becoming or the state of being impacted; especially :  lodgment of something (such as feces) in a body passage or cavity

1739

First Known Use of impaction

1739


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impaction

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noun im·pac·tion \im-ˈpak-shən\

Medical Definition of impaction

  1. :  the act of becoming or the state of being impacted; specifically :  lodgment or an instance of lodgment of something (as a tooth or feces) in a body passage or cavity

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