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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.
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It's led us into some strange colition politics--putting this piece and this piece and this piece together, but there was never a whole.
(National Colition of Advocates for Students and the Advocacy Center for the Elderly and Disabled, 1986, p.