wound dehiscence

separation of the layers of a surgical wound; it may be partial and superficial only, or complete, with disruption of all layers.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Dehiscence — can refer to: Dehiscence (botany) is the spontaneous opening at maturity of a plant structure, such as a fruit, anther, or sporangium, to release its contents. Wound dehiscence is a previously closed wound reopening. Superior canal dehiscence in… …   Wikipedia

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  • dehiscence — dehiscent, adj. /di his euhns/, n. 1. Biol. the release of materials by the splitting open of an organ or tissue. 2. Bot. the natural bursting open of capsules, fruits, anthers, etc., for the discharge of their contents. 3. Surg. the bursting… …   Universalium

  • dehiscence — n. opening of a capsule or other structure to release seeds or pollen (Botany); opening of an organ to release its contents (Biology); rupturing of a wound that has been surgically closed (Surgery) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dehiscence — n. a splitting open, as of a surgical wound …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • dehiscence — de•his•cence [[t]dɪˈhɪs əns[/t]] n. bio bot the splitting open of a part along its seam or abutting edges, as a fruit, capsule, or wound • Etymology: 1820–30; < NL de•his′cent, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • dehiscence — noun (biology) release of material by splitting open of an organ or tissue; the natural bursting open at maturity of a fruit or other reproductive body to release seeds or spores or the bursting open of a surgically closed wound • Derivationally… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Body shaping — Body contouring is a general term that refers to any surgical procedure that alters different areas of the body, whether it is in a massive weight loss patient or not. Body contouring after massive weight loss refers to a series of procedures… …   Wikipedia

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