Pronunciation: im'bri-kat, im'bri-ka-ted
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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Examples: glitazone, GI cocktail, etc.