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irreducible

 [ir″rĕ-doo´sĭ-b'l]
not susceptible to reduction, as a fracture, hernia, or chemical substance.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

ir·re·duc·i·ble

(ir'rē-dū'si-bĕl, i-rē-),
1. Not reducible; incapable of being made smaller.
2. In chemistry, incapable of being made simpler, or of being replaced, hydrogenated, or reduced in positive charge.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

ir·re·duc·i·ble

(ir'rĕ-dū'si-bĕl)
1. Not reducible; incapable of being made smaller.
2. chemistry Incapable of being made simpler, or of being replaced, hydrogenated, or reduced in positive charge.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

irreducible

Incapable of being replaced or restored to a former state, as in the case of a HERNIA or a fracture. Irreversible.
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