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pseu·dar·thro·sis

(sū'dar-thrō'sis),
A new, false joint arising at the site of an ununited fracture.
[pseud- + G. arthrōsis, a joint]

false joint

Etymology: L, fallere, to deceive, jungere, to join
a joint that develops at the site of a former fracture. Also called nonunion, pseudoarthrosis.

pseu·dar·thro·sis

(sūd'ahr-thrō'sis)
A new, false joint arising at the site of an ununited fracture.
Synonym(s): false joint, pseudoarthrosis.
[pseud- + G. arthrōsis, a joint]

pseu·dar·thro·sis

(sūd'ahr-thrō'sis)
A false joint arising at the site of an ununited fracture.
Synonym(s): false joint.
[pseud- + G. arthrōsis, a joint]

false

said of diseases or plants that have a superficial resemblance to another plant or disease.

false acacia
false blackleg
cellulitis and myositis caused by Clostridium septicum and C. novyi. More commonly called malignant edema. Characterized by high fever, severe toxemia and local swelling around a wound with subsequent local gangrene and a high mortality rate.
false blusher
see amanitapantherina—a mushroom.
false buckbush
see gyrostemonaustralasicus.
false bursa
see hygroma.
false castor oil plant
daturastramonium, D. ferox.
false columnaris disease
similar to columnaris disease but caused by infection with the bacteria Cytophaga johnsonae. Characterized by skin erosion especially at the fins and jaws.
false distemper
a disease of horses with some similarity to strangles. See pectoral abscess.
false garlic
alliumvineale.
false gid
see oestrusovis.
false hellebore
veratrumcalifornicum, V. viride.
false indigo
false joint
a fracture in a long bone that does not heal; the ends callus over and there is mobility at the point.
false layer
a hen with all the appearances and the behavior of a laying hen but which does not lay any eggs. There is a defect in ovum entrapment and the eggs are discharged into the peritoneal cavity although egg peritonitis is not apparent.
false lupine
thermopsismontana, T. rhombifolia.
false negative
when the result of a test in a patient is negative when the disease or condition which is the subject of the search is present.
false positive
false quarter
a condition of the horse's hoof in which a serious injury to the coronet causes an overgrowth of horn which overlaps the normal wall.
false scorpions
members of the order Pseudoscorpiones. Nonvenomous arachnids called also book scorpions.
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Thorick are each charged with three counts of filing false joint income tax returns; and Kenneth Scott Alcock is charged with three counts of tax evasion.
During the second operation, Mrs Banks claims a consultant said that the false joint was too big and misplaced.
The set effect is enhanced by pointing not only the real joints but also the false joints, the indents in the pattern.