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rosary

 [ro´zah-re]
a structure resembling a string of beads.
rachitic rosary a succession of beadlike prominences along the costal cartilages, in rickets.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

ro·sa·ry

(rō'ză-rē),
A beadlike arrangement or structure.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
adjective Referring to periodic relatively homogeneous expansions or densities arranged in a linear fashion
noun periodic relatively homogeneous expansions or densities arranged in a linear fashion
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

ro·sa·ry

(rō'zăr-ē)
A structure consisting of bodies in linear sequence.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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