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imbricate

Pronunciation: im'bri-kat, im'bri-ka-ted

Definition: Overlapping; usually refers to a surgical repair in which one edge is sutured over the other (rather than edge to edge), or in which a flat structure (fascia) is repaired with parallel suture lines, corset-like, to tighten it.

[L. imbricatus, covered with tiles]

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