buckling

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buckling

 [buk´ling]
the process or an instance of becoming crumpled or warped.
scleral buckling a technique for repair of detachment of the retina, in which indentations or infoldings of the sclera are made over the tears in the retina so as to promote adherence of the retina to the choroid.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Although very small in region in the mode map, the wavy modes (Mode 2, Mode 4 and Mode 6) have little influence on elastic instability at high [Re.sub.I] and [Re.sup.*.sub.II] as shown in Fig.