Origin of impaction
Examples from the Web for impaction
Historical Examples of impaction
The site of the impaction is always in the small intestines.
Constipation may be followed by impaction of the stomach or bowels.Special Report on Diseases of Cattle
U.S. Department of Agriculture
If the impaction is not overcome, death by collapse or from peritonitis follows.
Impaction occurs not infrequently among the insane, and more frequently among women than men.
The size of the calculus is far from being decisive as to the certainty of impaction or as to the untoward results.
1739, from Latin impactionem (nominative impactio) "a striking against," noun of action from past participle stem of impingere (see impinge).
- The process or condition of being impacted.