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Pronunciation: ap′ō-zish′ŭn


  1. The placing in contact of two substances or structures.
  2. The condition of being placed or fitted together.
  3. The relationship of fracture fragments to one another.
  4. The process of thickening of the cell wall.

Synonym(s): appositional growth

[L. ap-pono, pp. -positus, to place at or to]

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