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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

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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Clausure los edificios abandonados o pida que sean derrumbadas, informe a los jovenes de los peligros de los incendios intencionales y pida medidas mas estrictas contra incendios.
Como lo expreso Carlos Slim, que el gigante de la globalizacion, Norteamerica, sea quien clausure sus fronteras a la globalizacion, se transformara en una tragedia para ese gigante, porque aun si los empleos aumentaran ahi en lo inmediato, en lo mediato el poderio norteamericano en el planeta menguara en igual medida.
He prohibido inequivocamente el uso de la tortura por Estados Unidos y he ordenado que se clausure la prision en la Bahia de Guantanamo para comienzos del proximo ano.
El cardenal de la ciudad de Buenos Aires --en un hecho que no tiene antecedentes en los ultimos cincuenta anos-- la denuncio como <<blasfema>> pidio a los catolicos que el 7 de diciembre de 2004 fuera un dia de <<ayuno y oracion>> y que se clausure dicha muestra.
Por ello se comprende que esta nueva vision de su dama se clausure con dos acciones complementarias, el rechazo de la prenda en primer termino --con lo cual se pontifica la incorreccion del trueque propuesto-- y, en segunda instancia, el lamento de no "ser un Fucar" (31) ya que con un capital como el de los Fugger, todo, absolutamente todo, tendria otro cariz, al punto que, es evidente, no tendria necesidad de ser caballero y, mucho menos aun, de buscar a su dama.