imbrication

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im·bri·ca·tion

(im'bri-kā'shŭn),
The operative overlapping of layers of tissue in the closure of wounds or the repair of defects.
[see imbricate]
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im·bri·ca·tion

(im'bri-kā'shŭn)
The operative overlapping of layers of tissue in the closure of wounds or the repair of defects.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

imbrication

An overlapping of the free edges of a tissue as in the surgical correction of a tissue defect or of a weakened area.
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