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coalition

 [co″ah-lĭ´shun]
the fusion of parts that are normally separate.
tarsal coalition the fibrous, cartilaginous, or bony fusion of two or more of the tarsal bones, often resulting in talipes planovalgus, although other deformities occur and some patients are asymptomatic; it may be congenital or acquired as a response to trauma, infection, or joint disease. Called also tarsal bar.

coalition

/co·a·li·tion/ (ko″ah-lĭ´shun) the fusion of parts that are normally separate.
tarsal coalition  the fibrous, cartilaginous, or bony fusion of two or more of the tarsal bones, often resulting in talipes planovalgus.
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Two examples of our major commitments are the coalitions on campaign finance and election reform.
Although these coalitions are local and temporary, they nevertheless lead to concrete acts that affect the characters' material, lived existence.
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These kinds of questions lie below the surface everywhere, but the coalitions in existence are betting that their formal working relationship, their cooperation where they have common ground, and their process of learning about each other will help diffuse the differences in the long run.
Despite a massive drive by the Coalition and other Religious Right groups, many of the movement's favored candidates and causes had gone down to defeat at the polls.
It should also be no surprise that Pat Robertson's Christian Coalition, aided by James Dobson, president of Focus on the Family, is now demanding a litmus test for all Republican presidential candidates.
Yet, aside from the contentious issue of competition, coalitions offer significant advantages.
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