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1. a place, often airtight, where something is sealed in.
2. a device such as a clamp for holding something firmly in place.
heparin lock see heparin lock.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
A device for holding or closing.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
lockVox populi A device that prevents a particular action or activity. See Bloxham air lock, Heparin lock, Job lock, Vapor lock.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
1. An enclosing, fastening, or securing device.
2. A mechanism that, when moved, permits or obstructs passage.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012