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im·bri·cate

, imbricated (im'bri-kāt, im'bri-kā-tĕd),
Overlapping; usually refers to a surgical repair in which one edge is sutured over the other (rather than edge to edge), or in which a flat structure (for example, fascia) is repaired with parallel suture lines, corset-like, to tighten it.
[L. imbricatus, covered with tiles]

imbricate

[im′brikāt]
Etymology: L, imbrex, roofing tile
to build a surface with overlapping layers of material. Surgeons may imbricate with layers of tissue when closing a wound or other opening in a body part. imbrication, n.

im·bri·cate

, imbricated (im'bri-kăt, -kā'tĕd)
Overlapping, like shingles.
[L. imbricatus, covered with tiles]

imbricate

(of plant parts) overlapping at their edges like roof tiles, when in bud.