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[TA]
unattached edge of a structure, often opposite the attached edge. See: free border of nail, free border of ovary.
Synonym(s): margo liber [TA], free margin
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A standard 2-cm free margin was believed necessary to achieve excellent oncologic results.
Moreover, a bright white line (of parietal pericardium) bordering the free margin of the radiolucent shadow of air is also seen in true cases of pneumopericardium.
1 in first dorsal-fin base; free margin of first dorsal fin 2.
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He said: "Patients undergoing breast-conserving surgery are more likely to have recurrent cancer and the amount of tissue removed around the tumour, known as the free margin, remains controversial.
However patients undergoing breast conserving surgery are more likely to have recurrent cancer and the amount of tissue removed around the tumour, known as the free margin, remains controversial.
Against that difficult background, the success of our strategy to compensate for the loss of duty free margin is very encouraging.
5,8,11,23] Penetration of the lamina papyracea might occur if a vigilant search for the free margin of the lateralized uncinate is not undertaken.
Its concave posterosuperior free margin is parallel to the anterior surface of the ethmoid bulla.
The figure (A) demonstrates a polypoid change at the posterior free margin of the right uncinate process, especially at the point of contact with the lateral surface of the middle turbinate.
The free margin of the soft palate that is visible only during phonation is Malampatti II.
Some recent performances include: Then You Are In Clover (Queens' College, Cambridge commission); Such Nights I Get All The Free Margins (Damien Harron/spnm commission); and If you really loved me, you''d stop playing that piano and listen to me (Claudia Molitor commission).