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in·i·ti·a·tion

(in-i'shē-ā'shŭn),
1. The first stage of tumor induction by a carcinogen; subtle alteration of cells by exposure to a carcinogenic agent so that they are likely to form a tumor on subsequent exposure to a promoting agent (that is, promotion).
2. Starting point of replication or translation in macromolecule biosynthesis.
3. Start of chemical or enzymatic reaction.
4. The first step in a chain reaction.
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in·i·ti·a·tion

(i-nish'ē-ā'shŭn)
1. The first stage of tumor induction by a carcinogen; subtle alteration of cells by exposure to a carcinogenic agent so that they are likely to form a tumor on subsequent exposure to a promoting agent (promotion).
2. Starting point of replication or translation in macromolecule biosynthesis.
3. Start of chemical or enzymatic reaction.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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But, despite the claims of openness, he refused to "spoil the surprise" by revealing details of the initiation ceremony new members faced before being fully accepted.
A Scots mechanic who sexually abused new recruits in a horrific initiation ceremony was kicked out of the Navy yesterday.
A BOY was killed by a train as he took part in a terrifying gang initiation ceremony.
They claimed the brutal attacks were just drunken horseplay during an initiation ceremony.
The Ennis-based student priest has been forced to cancel an initiation ceremony on June 14 over fears for not only his safety but his family and friends.
A rookie gunner said he was abused during an initiation ceremony after a boozy night out.
John King, 24, is alleged to have murdered Mr Byrd as part of an initiation ceremony into a white supremacist group he had joined.
Another bobby at the same station was forced to work naked, with a property tag on his manhood, in a weird initiation ceremony.
AN APPRENTICE who was covered in tar and feathers as part of a long-standing initiation ceremony laughed it off as "part and parcel of the trade".
The Diksha ceremony is an initiation ceremony to become a Jain monk.
They were seen engaging in a range of acts on each other in what was described as a "depraved initiation ceremony".
Taylor Jordan of Moweaqua was among 37 new members inducted into Millikin University's chapter of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi during an initiation ceremony on Feb.