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Separation into parts.


1. In orthopedics, a fracture.
2. To interrupt the continuity in a tissue or electric circuit or the channel of flow or communication.


a discontinuity, e.g. the change in coat color from puppies to adults.

wool break
horizontal bands of weakness in wool or haircoats may result in a 'break' in the wool and loss of the fleece, or a significant downgrading of its value. The weakness is usually the result of a period of disturbed metabolism, e.g. a severe attack of disease, or of poor nutrition.

Patient discussion about break

Q. How do I break it to my mother that I have infantile amnesia

A. i'de let the doctor that diagnosed me with infantile amnesia to tell it to my parents, he can explains to your mother exactly what it means,treatments all sorts..

Q. What are the reasons people break their diet? Recently I passed a screen test for a movie for the main role of heroin. There were 150 people who came for the test and only 13 got selected for various roles. The director suggested all thirteen of us to go on a diet to suit our characters. We were asked to come after dieting for a month. But to our surprise none of us showed any difference. The reason was we all broke our diets. What are the reasons that make people break their diet?

A. there's an aborigine tribe in Australia that it is a custom that the women feed their men for a month every year with "all you can eat" style. they eat much much more then they are used too. after that month , it doesn't take long until they come back to their normal size. that is because the body is not fooled so easily. his has it ways to leave you in your own weight. one of them is make it very very tough to maintain diet.

Q. is there like a big break through in the field of autism therapy and approaching?

A. there is a large amount of research on Autism. Social, neurological, psychiatric etc. today because of new imagine equipment there is better understanding of how our brain works (there are much more to be revealed but still). And there are breakthroughs all the time. You can get updated about research on the subject in this site:

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MADISON: An iceberg nearly half the size of Sicily has broken off from the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica and could drift into shipping lanes around the South Polar region.
26 /PRNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers of America (USWA) today denied a claim by Geneva Steel (NYSE: GNV) alleging that the union had broken off contract talks.
He hasn't broken off as many long runs yet as we thought he would.
Doake predicted in 1996 that part of the Ronne Ice Shelf front would go in the next decade, nothing that no major bergs had broken off this shelf in 50 years although the edge had advanced considerably.
Police said the attack was so frenzied part of the blade had broken off broke off.
Negotiations between the company and union officials were held throughout the month of April but were broken off Thursday, April 30 when the union negotiating team rejected the company's final proposal for a new agreement.
BW HealthWire)--June 24, 1998--Candela Corporation (NASDAQ:CLZR) said today that it has broken off discussions with Advanced Medical Alliance regarding their proposed purchase of Candela's skin care center in Boston, and a closed facility in Scottsdale, AZ.
Summary: An iceberg the size of Luxembourg has broken off from a glacier in Antarctica after being rammed by another giant iceberg.
A hazardous materials team was called to the scene to clean up spilled diesel fuel and engine oil, and Caltrans workers replaced a 100-foot section of guardrail that had broken off the side of the freeway, officials said.