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coalition

 [co″ah-lĭ´shun]
the fusion of parts that are normally separate.
tarsal coalition the fibrous, cartilaginous, or bony fusion of two or more of the tarsal bones, often resulting in talipes planovalgus, although other deformities occur and some patients are asymptomatic; it may be congenital or acquired as a response to trauma, infection, or joint disease. Called also tarsal bar.

coalition

/co·a·li·tion/ (ko″ah-lĭ´shun) the fusion of parts that are normally separate.
tarsal coalition  the fibrous, cartilaginous, or bony fusion of two or more of the tarsal bones, often resulting in talipes planovalgus.
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Patullo who opposed the coalitionists shouted: "Coalition with the Conservatives will be the end of the Liberal Party in British Columbia.
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