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buttressing

a phenomenon of osteoarthritis in which osteophytes at the hip joint extend across the femoral neck inferior to the femoral head and combine, with a proliferation along the medial aspect of the femoral neck.
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Larger buttresses lend more support to the tree, and their extent may be an adaptation to the soil types and environment in which they grow.
The wave-shaped roof is highlighted by arched wood glulam trusses supported on the north and south facades by 15 pairs of massive concrete buttresses that also act as a rain water management system.
longicornis prefers large trees bearing buttresses and presenting burrows at their base where the individuals hide during daytime.
With the IRMF method, perioperative volume reduction of the mastoid cavity is secured by the circumferential saucerization of all bony buttresses and the removal of the mastoid tip and all diseased tissues.
The consistent safe, high performance and efficient operation of the nation's nuclear plants provides overwhelming evidence that our business model is working and buttresses the case for building a new generation of advanced-design plants to help America meet its energy needs," said Frank L.
skilled work Stonemason Simon Dean at work on one of the flying buttresses (left) that support the increasingly fragile abbey church at Rievaulx (above) A YOUNG stonemason is helping to secure the future of a spectacular Yorkshire ruin.
Ruble buttresses his generally affirmative view of what was occurring in the places he treats in a penultimate chapter, where he holds up both for scrutiny and for admiration the careers of four mayors who played leading parts in the public life of the cities they led: Carter H.
She buttresses her insistence on a mutually constitutive primitivism, constructed within modernism, and a modernism, structured and--as she would prefer--refreshed by primitivism, by pointing out that it is the white Nancy Cunard who insists upon "a blueprint for a black, social-realist primitivism" and Alain Locke whose volume in its second section forms itself on elite, European art.
Like the flying buttresses of cathedrals, the structures steer forces away from the center (SN: 8/19/95, p.
He buttresses his quaint attack upon the market system in entertainment services by invoking Al Gore's favorite regulatory premise, the externality.
Buttresses, counterweights and road plates do not obstruct authorized traffic.