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Medical Term:

per contiguum

Pronunciation: per kon-tig'yu-um


In contiguity; denoting the mode by which an inflammation or other morbid process spreads into an adjacent contiguous structure.

[per- + L. contiguus, touching, fr. tango, to touch]

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