[ zē′plăs′tē ]
A surgical procedure to elongate a contracted scar or to rotate tension 90°, in which the middle line of the Z-shaped incision is made along the line of greatest tension or contraction, and triangular flaps are raised on opposite sides of the two ends and then transposed.
Generation ZRead more in this article about some frequently asked questions and fun facts related to our definitions.
Why Was Z Removed From The Alphabet (And Then Put Back)?Z’s history includes a time when it was so infrequently used that it was removed from the alphabet altogether.
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