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rib·bon

(rib'ŏn),
A ribbon-shaped structure.
[M. E. riban]
Histology A series of consecutive slices of tissue held together by a thin layer of paraffin
Popular health A strip of flat cloth, usually satin, with a single loop; the use of ribbons to signify awareness or support of a disease or cause began with the red ribbon, signifying AIDS awareness, and has continued with myriad other colours and causes.

ribbon

Vox populi A strip of satin in a single loop; ribbonmania began with the red ribbon, signifying AIDS awareness; it has continued ad absurdum with its wearers lending their maudlin support to virtually every disease, cause, and hackneyed do-gooder catchphrase in every known color

rib·bon

(rib'ŏn)
A ribbon-shaped structure.
[M. E. riban]
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