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Synonyms for apposition

a grammatical relation between a word and a noun phrase that follows

(biology) growth in the thickness of a cell wall by the deposit of successive layers of material

the act of positioning close together (or side by side)

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This appliance keeps the tooth in the final po- sition and periodontal ligament traction in the zones in which the bony apposition is needed.
5 (4-44) Renal failure 4 1 LSA covered 9 15 Poor apposition 10 9 LCCA covered 0 1 Leg ischaemia 0 1 Graft collapse 0 1 DM = diabetes mellitus; HT = hypertension; COPD = chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; LCCA = left common carotid artery.
In some cases big defect of tunica albuginea or extruded seminiferous tubules could not allow the apposition of the edges of the testis capsule.
increase in MMP and TIMP according to Bildt et al16 occurs in the resorption and apposition sides, but according to Garlet et al18, the increase in TIMP-1 only occurs in apposition side.
Munawar Hassan said eventually all the apposition parties will have to unite on a single platform.
As it now reads, job stands in apposition to woman, which, of course, makes no sense.
The second suture should ensure accurate apposition of the outside of the myometrium, thus ensuring haemostasis just under the peritoneum.
Paradoxically, the best anagrams are easily solved since the apposition is so strong.
is a commemorative, genitive noun in apposition taken from the patronym
With these OCT images, I can assess thrombus, lesion cap thickness, tissue growth on previously deployed stents and stent apposition at the time of implant.
The self-expanding feature of the Stentys platform is designed to ensure optimal apposition of a stent in the critical initial hours and days after an acute myocardial infarction procedure, by being continuously applied to the vessel's internal surface even during thrombus and vessel spasm relief, thereby avoiding malapposition, a significant concern to cardiologists.
Kirk made a magnificent debut and will terrorise many an apposition defence this season and Luke Holden, who is attracting big-club interest, is another player of immense skill.