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apposition

 [ap″o-zish´un]
the placement or position of adjacent structures or parts so that they can come into contact.

ap·po·si·tion

(ap'ō-zish'ŭn),
1. The placing in contact of two substances or structures.
2. The condition of being placed or fitted together.
3. The relationship of fracture fragments to one another.
4. The process of thickening of the cell wall.
[L. ap-pono, pp. -positus, to place at or to]

apposition

(ăp′ə-zĭsh′ən)
n.
1. Grammar
a. A construction in which a noun or noun phrase is placed with another as an explanatory equivalent, both having the same syntactic relation to the other elements in the sentence; for example, Copley and the painter in The painter Copley was born in Boston.
b. The relationship between such nouns or noun phrases.
2. A placing side by side or next to each other.
3. Biology The growth of successive layers of a cell wall.

ap′po·si′tion·al adj.
ap′po·si′tion·al·ly adv.

ap·po·si·tion

(ap'ǒ-zish'ŭn)
1. The placing in contact of two substances.
2. The condition of being placed or fitted together.
3. The relationship of fracture fragments to one another.
4. The process of thickening of the cell wall.
5. The deposition of the matrix of the hard dental structures; enamel, dentin, and cementum.
[L. ap-pono, pp. -positus, to place at or to]

apposition

A placing of structures side by side. The term is often used in relation to the edges of wound, as in SUTURING.

apposition

growth in cell-wall thickness brought about by the successive deposition of layers of material.

ap·po·si·tion

(ap'ǒ-zish'ŭn)
1. Synonym(s): appositional growth.
2. The placing in contact of two substances or structures.
3. The condition of being placed or fitted together.
[L. ap-pono, pp. -positus, to place at or to]
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However, namely also had another appositional use in the past.
Abbreviations: GTDF, 6-C-[beta]-D-glucopyranosyl-(2S,3S)-(+)-5,7,3',4'-tetrahydroxydihydrollavonol; Dex, dexamethasone; MP, methyl prednisolone; Dox, doxorubicin; GR, glucocorticoids receptor; Runx-2, runt related transcription factor2; TUNEL, terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase dUTP nick end labeling; BMD, bone and mineral density; TFSP, tibia-fibular separation point; [mu]CT, microcomputed tomography; Tb.N, trabecular number; BV/TV, bone volume/trabecular volume; Tb.sp, trabecular separation; Tb.th, trabecular thickness; Tb.pf, trabecular pattern factor; SMI, structure model index; Conn.D, connection density; DA, degree of anisotropy; MAR, mineral appositional rate; BFR/BS, bone forming rate/bone surface; B.Ar, cortical mean cross-sectional area; Cs.Th, cortical thickness.
Example (2a) simply describes the configuration in which the modifier is used in an attributive appositional or adverbial manner.
Mandibular growth in acromegaly results from both appositional growth and hypertrophic changes in the condylar cartilage.
In the 1598 edition, the first line's appositional phrase, 'detested as he is', clearly refers to Gaveston, the referent of the opening pronoun 'he'.
Generally, periosteal cells are important for fracture healing and bone remodeling 2], and in children, the cambium layer contributes to external appositional bone growth.
Cystotomy closure: a comprison of the strength of appositional and inverting suture patterns.
Finally, Appos marks post-target appositional nouns or NPs.
Scanned on page, they can appear convoluted and precariously overbuilt, dependent clauses at elbows with appositional phrases and other grammatical colourings.
The two contentive categories in (14) are in an appositional relation: the verb-headed configuration provides an identificatory description of the otherwise minimally contentful noun.
This piece of research advances that Woolfian parallelism is defined by an abundance of antithetical and synonymous lexical bundles, juxtaposed propositional phrases, -ing participles and appositional structures.
It has been suggested that this type of EH results from an interference in the usual ameloblastic activity during the appositional phase of enamel development; this hindrance in turn results in an area of disturbed matrix formation (5).