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cerclage cer·clage (sār-kläzh', sər-)
The use of an encircling wire loop or ring to bring together the ends of an obliquely fractured bone or the fragments of a broken patella. Also called tiring.
The use of an encircling silicone band around the sclera of the eye to correct detachment of the retina.
The placement of a nonabsorbable suture around a functionally incompetent uterine cervix.