A suture used to approximate fascial edges, in which alternate near and far stitches are used.
Where is the Middle East? The Near East? The Far East?It’s no surprise that many of our place names are relatively new to English. Some (like Far East) were born during British colonization, but “Near East” and “Middle East” are more modern than that. The word “east” is derived from the Sanskrit word “usās” meaning “dawn” or “morning.” From the perspective of Europe and Asia, this makes sense because the sun rises in the east. …
Words of the 60s: Far Out!Read more in this article about some frequently asked questions and fun facts related to our definitions.
- fluid coupling,
- fluid dram,
- fluid drive,
- fluid dynamics,
- fluid lubrication,
- fluid mosaic model,
- fluid ounce,
- fluid pressure,
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