defensive circle

[ dĭ-fĕnsĭv ]

n.

The addition of a secondary disease that limits or arrests the progress of the primary disease, the two diseases exerting a reciprocally antagonistic action.

Nearby words

  1. disjunct,
  2. disjunction,
  3. disjunctive,
  4. disjuncture,
  5. disjune,
  6. disk crank,
  7. disk crash,
  8. disk drive,
  9. disk flower,
  10. disk harrow


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