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Place (something) side by side with or close to something else.‘the specimen was apposed to X-ray film’
- ‘Epithelioid cells were closely apposed with interdigitating cytoplasmic processes, occasional desmosome-like functional complexes, and uniform, narrow intercellular spaces.’
- ‘In the way that he apposes the images and varies the pauses, he draws us into the evening's movement and its paradoxically calming effect.’
- ‘In contrast, in all tef cells in which the sex chromosomes could be identified, they were closely apposed in a configuration not discernibly different from wild type.’
- ‘External pressure dressing was then applied to the stoma while apposing the skin edges to hasten spontaneous wound closure.’
- ‘In one case, the anaplastic carcinoma was closely apposed to malignant lymphoma, large cell type, of B-cell phenotype; this case was considered to represent a collision tumor.’
Late 16th century: from Latin apponere, on the pattern of words such as compose, expose.
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