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Pronunciation: pro'ses, pros'es


  1. anatomy a projection or outgrowth.
  2. A method or mode of action used in the attainment of a certain result.
  3. An advance, progress, or method, as of a disease.
  4. A pathologic condition or disease.
  5. dentistry a series of operations that convert a wax pattern, such as that of a denture base, into a solid denture base of another material.

See: processus

Synonym(s): processusTA

[L. processus, an advance, progress, process, fr. pro-cedo, pp. -cessus, to go forward]

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