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reduplication

Pronunciation: re'du-pli-ka'shun

Definition:

  1. A redoubling.
  2. A duplication or doubling, as of the sounds of the heart in certain morbid states or the presence of two instead of a normally single part.
  3. A fold or duplicature.

[L. reduplicatio, fr. re-, again, + duplico, to double, fr. duplex, two-fold]

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