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Pronunciation: plat'ing


  1. Sowing of bacteria on a solid medium in a Petri dish or similar container; the making of a plate culture.
  2. Application of a metal bar to keep the ends of a fractured bone in apposition.
  3. Electrolytic deposition of a metal.

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