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dimp·ling

(dimp'ling),
1. Causing dimples.
2. A condition marked by the formation of dimples, natural or artificial.
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dimp·ling

(dim'pling)
1. Causing dimples.
2. A condition marked by the formation of dimples, natural or artificial.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

dimpling

The formation of slight depressions in the flesh due to retraction of the subcutaneous tissue. It occurs in certain carcinomas, such as cancer of the breast.
See: peau d'orange
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Select a dimpling jig that matches your barrel diameter (0.625", 0.750", etc.) and the screw-hole spacing of your gas block.
Skin dimpling has also been reported in association with congenital rubella; in such cases, the dimples have been located on the patella and other bony prominences.
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Although interested in the dimpling concept, bat makers are characteristically cautious about the newfangled stick, according to David McFeeters-Krone, a licensing associate in that office.
On harder surfaces, this dimpling becomes more difficult to detect with the naked eye.