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imbrication

[ im-bri-key-shuhn ]
/ ˌɪm brɪˈkeɪ ʃən /
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noun
an overlapping, as of tiles or shingles.
a decoration or pattern resembling this.
Surgery. overlapping of layers of tissue in the closure of wounds or in the correction of defects.
Geology. shingling.
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Origin of imbrication

First recorded in 1640–50; imbricate + -ion

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