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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: ă-tach′ment


  1. A connection of one part with another.
  2. In dentistry, a mechanical device for the fixation and stabilization of a dental prosthesis.
  3. In psychiatry and psychology, a concept encompassing the strength and style of connectedness in primate relationships.

See: approach1, avoidance, ambivalence

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