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Pronunciation: kon'ti-gyu'i-te


  1. Contact without actual continuity, the contact of the bones entering into the formation of a cranial suture.
  2. Occurrence of two or more objects, events, or mental impressions together in space (spatial contiguity) or time (temporal contiguity).

[L. contiguus, touching, fr. contingo, to touch]

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