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Webster

English Word:

impaction


English Pronunciation:

im•pac•tion


Noun:


⇨Etymology

(Latin) impactio a striking : confer (French) impaction.


⇨Definition

1. (Surgery) The driving of one fragment of bone into another so that the fragments are not movable upon each other; as, impaction of the skull or of the hip.

2. An immovable packing; (Medicine), a lodgment of something in a strait or passage of the body; as, impaction of the fetal head in the strait of the pelvis; impaction of food or feces in the intestines of man or beast.



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Wiktionary

Etymology:

From Latin impingere (to dash against, impinge).


Noun:

impaction (plural impactions) compression; the packing together of loose matter something packed together tightly; a mass of densely-packed matter (medicine) a solid, immobile bulk of stool


Reference:

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