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; bridges osseous or cartilaginous links between adjacent foot bones; occurring congenitally, or induced by trauma, infection, joint disease or surgery; an initial fibrous syndesmosis is gradually replaced by cartilage, then ossifies, forming a synostosis; usually undetected until they become symptomatic at ossification (i.e. pain and restricting normal interosseous movement); see synchondrosis; tarsal coalition
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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.
What is new is the manner in which employers from all sectors have begun to embrace purchasing coalitions to control benefit price and performance.
In 1999, Jones and Shaw helped found the first and only Native American state coalition against domestic violence in the country.
The coalition is comprised of the cities of Lancaster and Palmdale, Los Angeles County, the California Energy Commission, representatives of utility companies, aerospace companies and private businesses with vehicle fleets.
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.
By organizing into coalitions in cities of all sizes, employers are making considerable progress in transforming the health care delivery systems across the nation.
Milstein says the San Francisco-based Pacific Business Group, which now has 3 million covered lives, is the Adam and Eve of coalitions.
Christian American, the organization's flagship publication, is sent to anyone who donates at least $15 per year to the Christian Coalition.