countertraction

[ kountər-trăk′shən ]

n.

Traction used to offset or oppose another traction in the reduction of fractures.counterextension

Nearby words

  1. countersue,
  2. countersuit,
  3. countertenor,
  4. counterterrorism,
  5. countertop,
  6. countertrade,
  7. countertransference,
  8. counterturn,
  9. countertype,
  10. countervail


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