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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: in-klū′zhŭn


  1. Any foreign or heterogeneous substance contained in a cell or in any tissue or organ, not introduced as a result of trauma.
  2. The process by which a foreign or heterogeneous structure is misplaced in another tissue.

[L. inclusio, a shutting in, fr. includo, pp. -clusus, to close in]