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apposition

 [ap″o-zish´un]
the placement or position of adjacent structures or parts so that they can come into contact.

ap·po·si·tion

(ap'ō-zish'ŭn),
1. The placing in contact of two substances or structures.
2. The condition of being placed or fitted together.
3. The relationship of fracture fragments to one another.
4. The process of thickening of the cell wall.
[L. ap-pono, pp. -positus, to place at or to]

apposition

/ap·po·si·tion/ (ap″o-zish´un) juxtaposition; the placing of things in proximity; specifically, the deposition of successive layers upon those already present, as in cell walls.apposi´tional

apposition

(ăp′ə-zĭsh′ən)
n.
1. Grammar
a. A construction in which a noun or noun phrase is placed with another as an explanatory equivalent, both having the same syntactic relation to the other elements in the sentence; for example, Copley and the painter in The painter Copley was born in Boston.
b. The relationship between such nouns or noun phrases.
2. A placing side by side or next to each other.
3. Biology The growth of successive layers of a cell wall.

ap′po·si′tion·al adj.
ap′po·si′tion·al·ly adv.

apposition

[ap′əsish′ən]
Etymology: L, apponere, to put to
the placement of objects in proximity, as in the layering of tissue cells or juxtaposition of facing surfaces side-by-side.

ap·po·si·tion

(ap'ǒ-zish'ŭn)
1. The placing in contact of two substances.
2. The condition of being placed or fitted together.
3. The relationship of fracture fragments to one another.
4. The process of thickening of the cell wall.
5. The deposition of the matrix of the hard dental structures; enamel, dentin, and cementum.
[L. ap-pono, pp. -positus, to place at or to]

apposition

A placing of structures side by side. The term is often used in relation to the edges of wound, as in SUTURING.

apposition

growth in cell-wall thickness brought about by the successive deposition of layers of material.

ap·po·si·tion

(ap'ǒ-zish'ŭn)
1. Synonym(s): appositional growth.
2. The placing in contact of two substances or structures.
3. The condition of being placed or fitted together.
[L. ap-pono, pp. -positus, to place at or to]

apposition (ap´əzish´ən),

n 1. the condition of being placed or fitted together; juxtaposition; coaptation.
n 2. a layered formation of a firm or hard tissue such as cartilage, bone, enamel, dentin, and cementum.

apposition

the placement or position of adjacent structures or parts so that they can come into contact.
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