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Definition of IMPACTION

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Impaction \Im*pac"tion\, n. [L. impactio a striking : cf. F. impaction.]
     1. (Surg.) 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. [1913 Webster]

     2. An immovable packing; (Med.), 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. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]


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