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compaction

 [kom-pak´shun]
a complication of labor in twin births in which there is simultaneous full engagement of the leading fetal poles of both twins, so that the true pelvic cavity is filled and further descent is prevented.

com·pac·tion

(kom-pak'shŭn),
The process following the third cleavage division of the zygote during which the blastomeres maximize their contact with each other by polarization and adhesion, forming a compact ball that is held together by tight junctions; compaction segregates the inner cells of the blastocyst that form the embryo from the outer cells that form the fetal part of the placenta.
[L. compactio, fr. com-pingo, pp. com-pactus, to press together]

com·pac·tion

(kŏm-pakshŭn)
Act of compression or squeezing together.
[L. compactio, fr. com-pingo, pp. com-pactus, to press together]
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The sandstones are modified by mechanical compaction, cementation (quartz overgrowth, calcite, dolomite and iron minerals).Glauconite is also present.
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Section 3 delineates the principles and composition of the real-time compaction quality supervising system.
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After 24 h, the wet soil was then poured in the container in layers (three layers of 2.66 cm thickness) to obtain a uniform compaction through the depth.
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Thirteen States participated in the study, Accelerated Implementation of Intelligent Compaction Technology for Embankment Subgrade Soils, Aggregate Base, and Asphalt Pavement Materials.
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