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union

 [ūn´yun]
the growing together of tissues separated by injury, as of the ends of a fractured bone, or of the edges of a wound; see also healing.

un·ion

(yūn'yŭn),
1. Joining or amalgamation of two or more bodies.
2. Structural adhesion or growing together of the edges of a wound.
3. Healing of a fracture represented by the development of continuity between fractured fragments.
[L. unus, one]

union

/un·ion/ (ūn´yun) the renewal of continuity in a broken bone or between the edges of a wound.

union

[ūn′yən]
Etymology: L, unio
the process of healing; the renewal of continuity in a broken bone or between the edges of a wound. See also healing.

un·ion

(yūn'yŭn)
1. The joining or amalgamation of two or more bodies.
2. The structural adhesion or growing together of the edges of a wound.
[L. unus, one]

un·ion

(yūn'yŭn)
1. Joining or amalgamation of two or more bodies.
2. Structural adhesion or growing together of the edges of a wound.
3. Healing of a fracture represented by the development of continuity between fractured fragments.
[L. unus, one]

union

the growing together of tissues separated by injury, as of the ends of a fractured bone, or of the edges of a wound.
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But there still remained the last and crowning act, which the people of the Union alone were competent to perform--the institution of civil government, for that compound nation, the United States of America.
I hold that, in contemplation of universal law and of the Constitution, the Union of these States is perpetual.
Among the most formidable of the obstacles which the new Constitution will have to encounter may readily be distinguished the obvious interest of a certain class of men in every State to resist all changes which may hazard a diminution of the power, emolument, and consequence of the offices they hold under the State establishments; and the perverted ambition of another class of men, who will either hope to aggrandize themselves by the confusions of their country, or will flatter themselves with fairer prospects of elevation from the subdivision of the empire into several partial confederacies than from its union under one government.
A strong sense of the value and blessings of union induced the people, at a very early period, to institute a federal government to preserve and perpetuate it.
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One thing he fought for with all his buoyant strength was the Union between England and Scotland.
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What he foresaw was the defection of the great labor unions and the rise of the castes.