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Pronunciation: en'klav, ahn-klahv'

Definition: An enclosure; a detached mass of tissue enclosed in tissue of another kind; seen especially in the case of isolated masses of gland tissue detached from the main gland.

[Fr. fr. L. clavis, key]

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