line of demarcation

Main Entry:  line of demarcation
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a boundary marking something off from something else; also called demarcation line
Etymology:  from linea de demarcacion, the Pope's division of the New World between the Spanish and Portuguese's 21st Century Lexicon
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line of demarcation n.
A zone of inflammatory reaction separating gangrenous from healthy tissue.

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