[ dŭb′əl-yōō-plăs′tē, -yu- ]
A procedure to prevent the contracture of a straight-line scar in which the edges of a wound are trimmed in the shape of a W and closed in a zigzag fashion.
Are There Any Words That Use “W” As A Vowel?A, E, I, O, U, and sometimes Y ... and W? Yes, the letter W can behave as a vowel. It's time to level up your Scrabble game, people. And, to all our grade-school peeps out there, get ready to knock the socks off your Spelling teacher.
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