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potential space

A region of the body in which two surface membranes adjoin, separated in health only by a small amount of fluid lubrication. Examples of potential spaces include joint bursae and synovium, and the pericardial, peritoneal, and pleural cavities. These spaces may fill with bacteria, crystals, extracellular fluid, or inflammatory or malignant cells in disease.
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When there occurs a failure in fusion, a potential space is created behind the descending mesocolon called as the fossa of Landzert.
(4) This situation resembles the "potential space" experienced by a toddler who tries to negotiate her inner imagination and illusions within the real world--one of the most important and precarious stages of development.
Several potential space port sites have been suggested, all of which could conduct launches over the sea to avoid population centres.
Since transitional space is flexible and can develop in many directions, it is also referred to as potential space.
The MACC says the agreements follow discussions and site visits arranged by Discover Space UK to promote the former RAF base's suitability for potential space plane launches.
This book describes organizational identity as involving cognitive, emotional, experiential, and associational patterns of networked relationships and based in intersubjectivity and potential space and the tension between attachment and separation, membership, and separateness.
A number of authors attribute the propensity for internal herniation in radical cases to the large potential space created during wide preparation of the major vessels and radical lymphadenectomy [4, 6].
Recognising the potential space for synergy, they now work together to tackle the broader social issue involving the failing Nigerian educational system that has forced them to seek excellence abroad.
The subdural space is a potential space. It arises from iatrogenic or pathologic dissection of thecal membranes from the epidural space.
"We have a few members of our congregation who are Masons, and they suggested the lodge as a potential space for us," said Sharon Shynkaruk, a congregation member.
As a result of replacing conventional equipment with smart technology, the footprint of air-insulated switchgear bays in a substation can be significantly reduced with a potential space saving of 70 per cent.
He skipped over the citizenship requirement thinking those rules may change later (which they did,) and looked at other requirements that potential space travellers needed to meet.

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