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carried below the normal level; associated with depression.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


1. Flattened from above downward.
2. Below the normal level or the level of the surrounding parts.
3. Below the normal functional level.
4. Dejected; lowered in spirits.
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1. Affected with depression as a mood disorder.
2. Feeling or characterized by sadness or dejection.
3. Flattened along the dorsal and ventral surfaces.
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1. Flattened from above downward.
2. Below the normal level or the level of the surrounding parts.
3. Below the normal functional level.
4. Dejected; low in spirits.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012


(of plant structures)
  1. sunken, producing a concavity.
  2. flattened.
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Patient discussion about depressed

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