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(sep-ă-rā'shŭn), Avoid the misspelling seperation.
1. The act of keeping apart or dividing, or the state of being held apart.
2. In dentistry, the process of gaining slight spaces between the teeth preparatory to treatment.
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(sep?a-ra'shon) [L. separatio, sundering]
1. The process of disconnecting, disuniting, or severing.
2. The purification or isolation of a chemical compound from a mixture or solution. See: centrifuge; electrophoresis; iontophoresis

acromioclavicular separation

Acromioclavicular sprain.

immunomagnetic separation

The detection and/or harvesting of samples containing specific antigens based on their collection by antibodies attached to magnetized beads. The bead-bound antigens can be separated from materials that are not of interest in a magnetic field.

shoulder separation

Colloquial term for an acromioclavicular sprain.
See: acromioclavicular sprain.
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In dentistry, process of gaining slight spaces between teeth preparatory to treatment.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about separation

Q. I have adapted my 6 year old son. He stays separate and alone. I am suspecting him to be having autism? I have adapted my 6 year old son from an orphanage. He was looking great that I could not leave him there. He stays separate and alone, away from his other friends. He cannot make friendship. I have seen that he does not make any eye contact when we talk to him. Initially I thought that he will know me well then he will be ok. But it’s not happening after 3 years since I had brought him from the orphanage. Even he cannot talk well. I am suspecting him to be having autism?

A. He may have autism. You must take him to a doctor. Now his history and his parent’s information can reveal the genetic impact of his autism. In order to get all these information’s, try to get in touch with the orphanage. Tests taken by the doctor like behavior assessment and other tests will confirm about his autism. But don’t worry he can become well if you will work hard to help in his behavior treatment and learning. But don’t lose confidence in the kid though you have adapted him from the orphanage.

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The SSS circular also prescribed limitations in applying for the unemployment insurance and involuntary separation benefit.
The purification method can carry out separation, rapid analysis and large scale preparation of peptides and proteins.
A divorce or separation instrument is defined as "(A) a decree of divorce or separate maintenance or a written instrument incident to such a decree, (B) a written separation agreement, or (C) a decree (not described in subparagraph (A)) requiring a spouse to make payments for the support or maintenance of the other spouse."
27 percent, in which accession and separation of workers were registered at 5.96 percent and 3.
Data on the pattern of umbilical cord stump care, separation time and the effect of different cord care regimens are useful for many reasons.
Both may be explained by the increasing availability of "no-fault" divorces, which reduce or eliminate separation as a prerequisite for divorce.
The point at which the ongoing battle for religious liberty is enjoined among Baptists of this nation mainly concerns the validity of church-state separation as the mechanism for protecting freedom of conscience.
Given its weight, it was possible that additional separation would have been needed for the new B747-800 to ensure that wake vortex turbulence would not be a risk to other aircraft in the vicinity.
It recognized that the separation of church and state frees a church and its members from the coercive power of the state so that the exercise of religion is unimpeded.
The report used the language "significant distance away from primary" in lieu of an explicit requirement to refer to separation between primary and secondary processing facilities.
Separation of the tread that is one inch or wider and goes around 75 percent of the roadwheel makes your vehicle NMC.

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