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dam

 [dam]
1. a barrier to obstruct the flow of water or other fluid.
dental dam rubber dam.
rubber dam a sheet of thin latex rubber used by dentists to isolate a tooth or teeth from the fluids of the mouth during dental treatment, held in place by a clamp and frame. Occasionally these are used in surgical procedures to isolate tissues or structures. Called also dam.
A well-sealed properly inverted rubber dam. From Darby and Walsh, 1994.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

DAM

Abbreviation for diacetylmonoxime.

Dam

(dahm),
C.P. Henrik, Danish biochemist and Nobel laureate, 1895-1976. See: Dam unit.

dam

(dam),
1. Any barrier to the flow of fluid.
2. In surgery and dentistry, a sheet of thin rubber arranged so as to shut off the operative site from the access of fluid.
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Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

dam 1

(dăm)
n.
A barrier against the passage of liquid or loose material, as a rubber sheet used in dentistry to isolate one or more teeth from the rest of the mouth.

dam′mer n.

dam 2

(dăm)
n.
A female parent of an animal, especially a domesticated mammal such as a horse.
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dam

(dam)
1. Any barrier to the flow of fluid.
2. surgery, dentistry A sheet of thin rubber arranged so as to shut off the part operated upon from the access of fluid.
[A.S. fordemman, to stop up]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

dam

(dam)
1. Any barrier to the flow of fluid.
2. In surgery and dentistry, sheet of thin rubber arranged to shut off operative site from the access of fluid.
[A.S. fordemman, to stop up]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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The taskforce was formulated to undertake inquiry, investigation and assessment of operations, regulating regimes, safety and general status of dams in the country and propose recommendations to enhance sustainable management of dams in the country.
He said a draft dam safety bill was prepared in 2002 and expressed concern that a bill for passage had come to Parliament after 17 years.
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Interestingly, the government, through the Ministry of Agriculture, has stocked the dams in Maragua with over 55,000 fish fingerlings in a move aimed at boosting fish farming in the county.According to Mr John Mwangi, the Fisheries Director in Murang'a South, the stocking will boost the community surrounding the dams and will encourage them to protect the dams from encroachment.
More than Rs50 million funds were being collected for the dam fund daily, he added.
'Descon was nominated for construction of big dam which means it was capable of constructing other dams too.
The remarks of the PPP MPA had come in an indirect reference to the Chief Justice warned that anybody opposing construction of dams will face high treason inquiry under Article-6 of the Constitution.
HARIPUR -- The government should approve the National Resettlement Policy and legislate on it before going for big dams to develop a sense of ownership among the affected communities, said expert Ejaz Ahmad Khan on Tuesday.
The remarks of the PPP MPA, during a media talk, came in an indirect reference to the Chief Justice who earlier in the day warned that anybody opposing construction of dams will face high treason inquiry under Article-6 of the Constitution.