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closure

 [klo´zher]
delayed primary closure the surgical closing of a wound several days after the injury because the wound was initially too contaminated to close; called also healing by third intention.
Vacuum Assisted closure (VAC) trademark for a system that uses the controlled negative pressure of a vacuum to promote healing of certain types of wound. The edges of the wound are made airtight with foam and a dressing, and a tube is placed in the wound, connecting to a canister that creates a vacuum. Infectious materials and other fluids are then sucked out of the wound.
velopharyngeal closure closure of nasal air escape by the elevation of the soft palate and contraction of the posterior pharyngeal wall; see also velopharyngeal insufficiency.
visual closure identification of complete forms or objects from incomplete visual presentations.

clo·sure

(klō'zhŭr),
1. The completion of a reflex pathway.
2. The place of coupling between stimuli in the establishment of conditioned learning.
3. To achieve or experience a sense of completion in a mental task.
4. Bringing together the margins of a wound.

closure

[klō′zhər]
Etymology: L, claudere, to shut
1 the surgical closing of a wound by suture or staple.
2 a visual phenomenon in which the mind sees an entire figure when only a portion is actually visible. See also flask closure.
3 the ending of something, as in closure of the grieving process.

clo·sure

(klō'zhŭr)
1. The completion of a reflex pathway.
2. The place of coupling between stimuli in the establishment of conditioned learning.
3. To achieve or experience a sense of completion in a mental task.
4. Definitive repair of an open wound, traumatic or surgical.
5. Pertaining to the manner of fastening a garment, shoe, or appliance.

clo·sure

(klō'zhŭr)
Bringing together the margins of a wound.

closure,

n the act or condition of being brought together or closed up.
closure, adjustive arcs of,
n.pl the arcs of jaw closure found in deflective malocclusion caused by an intercusping of the teeth that does not coincide with a centrically related jaw closure.
closure, arcs of mandibular,
n.pl the circular or elliptic arcs created by closure of the mandible.
closure, centric path of,
n the path traversed by the mandible during closure when its associated neuromuscular mechanism is in a balanced state of tonus.
closure, velopharyngeal
n the closure of nasal air escape by the knee-action elevation of the soft palate and contraction of the posterior pharyngeal wall.
closure, voluntary arcs of,
n.pl jaw closure directions consciously made by a patient.

closure

usually refers to suturing of a surgical incision.

closeout, closure

the finalization of a feeding program in a feedlot. The cattle are sold and a balance sheet is struck which includes the costs of feeding and housing or confining them.
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An outright closure of Edwards is highly unlikely, Antelope Valley officials say.
The Park Access for All coalition today denounced a transportation study conducted by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (MTA) examining conditions for Saturday closure of Golden Gate Park, saying the study is flawed.
The organization compiled the report to help defend the base against any attempts at closure and to better position the base to attract new programs and enhance its facilities.
I thought to myself it shouldn't just be the appreciators of $150 wines that enjoy the taint-free guarantees that the Stelvin twist-top closure offers.
Previous base closure rounds hit California hard, cutting 100,000 defense-related jobs and costing the state as much as $9.
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To be known as Gulf Closures, the venture will manufacture compression-molded, tamper-evident plastic closures for the growing beverage market in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and other countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council.
The state lost nearly 30 bases in previous rounds of base closures in the 1980s and 1990s, including the Long Beach Naval Station, Naval Shipyard and Naval Hospital; Norton Air Force Base in San Bernardino; George Air Force Base in Victorville; and the El Toro and Tustin Marine Corps air stations.