[ slī′dĭng ]
A rectangular flap raised in an elastic area with its free end adjacent to a defect, the defect being covered by stretching the flap longitudinally until the end comes over it.advancement flap
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- sliding fit,
- sliding friction,
- sliding hernia,
- sliding rule,
- sliding scale,
- sliding seat
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