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per continuum

Pronunciation: per kon-tin'yu-um

Definition: In continuity; continuous; denoting the mode by which an inflammation or other morbid process spreads from one part to another through continuous tissue.

[per- + L. continuus, holding together, continuous, fr. teneo, to hold]

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