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creep

 [krēp]
1. a physical property of materials that results in progressive deformation when a constant load is applied over time; it allows soft tissues to tolerate applied loads by lengthening.
2. to move along the ground using the arms and legs for propulsion. The trunk does not touch the ground.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

creep

(krēp),
Any time-dependent strain developing in a material or an object in response to the application of a force or stress.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
Cosmetic surgery A phenomenon that occurs in scalp reduction surgery after excision of a large area of alopecia, in which the skin slowly expands in response to a continuous force—e.g., the suture line at the point of closure
Managed care DRG creep
Materials science Cold flow A time-dependent strain or deformation of a material in response to a continuous force or constant stress; creep is of interest to orthopaedists who place prosthetic devices in weight-bearing regions—e.g., polyethylene components of artificial joints
Physiology A slow, continued lengthening of a muscle following a first phase of muscle lengthening
Vox populi A ne’er do well
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creep

(krēp, krēp)
Progressive deformation of a material due to exposure to constant load over an extended period.
[M.E. crepen, fr. A.S. crēopan]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

creep

(krēp)
Any time-dependent strain developing in a material or an object in response to the application of a force or stress.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
References in periodicals archive ?
Dessa forma, para a regiao subtropical do Brasil, pode-se considerar a possibilidade de uso do creep grazing assim como do creep feeding devido as boas e semelhantes caracteristicas de conformacao e gordura de cobertura.
No entanto, Silva (16) verificou que os mesmos cordeiros apresentaram diferentes respostas em desempenho: a suplementacao teve efeito favoravel (P<0,05) sobre o ganho de peso dos cordeiros que recebiam racao em creep feeding (308 g.[dia.sup.-1]) e creep grazing (274 g.[dia.sup.-1]) sem diferenca entre estes (P>0,05), mas superiores aos cordeiros que nao receberam suplemento (208 g.[dia.sup.-1]).