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osteosynthesis

osteosynthesis in Medicine

osteosynthesis os·te·o·syn·the·sis (ŏs'tē-ō-sĭn'thĭ-sĭs)
n.
The process of mechanically bringing the ends of a fractured bone close together, as by wiring together or attaching to a metal plate.

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