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Impaction

noun
1.
The condition of being pressed closely together and firmly fixed.
2.
A disorder in which feces are impacted in the lower colon.
3.
A disorder in which a tooth is so crowded in its socket that it cannot erupt normally.  Synonym: impacted tooth.
4.
A sharp collision produced by striking or dashing against something.  Synonym: impingement.



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"Impaction" Quotes from Famous Books



... Lawson mentions the impaction of a portion of a breech of a gun in the forehead of a man for twelve years, with subsequent removal and recovery. Waldon speaks of a similar case in which a fragment of the breech weighing three ounces penetrated the cranium, and was lodged in the brain for two months previous ...
— Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine • George M. Gould



Words linked to "Impaction" :   condition, status, smash, disorder, upset, crash, impact



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