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intention

 [in-ten´shun]
1. a goal.
2. a manner of healing.
3. a surgical procedure or operation.
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in·ten·tion

(in-ten'shŭn),
1. An objective.
2. In surgery, a process or operation.
[L. intentio, a stretching out; intention]
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intention

(ĭn-tĕn′shən)
n.
Medicine The process by which or the manner in which a wound heals.
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in·ten·tion

(in-ten'shŭn)
1. An objective.
2. surgery A process or operation.
[L. intentio, a stretching out; intention]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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