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tension curve

tension curve in Medicine

tension curve n.
A line tracing the direction of the trabeculae in cancellous bone tissue, indicating the direction of tension placed on the bone.

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  • Here the tension curve rises steadily from beginning to end.

    Clever Hans Oskar Pfungst
  • Down-stream and up-stream I cautiously moved, the rod never altering its tension curve.

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    William Senior

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