fusion

fusion is a topic covered in the Taber's Medical Dictionary.

To view the entire topic, please or purchase a subscription.

Nursing Central is the award-winning, complete mobile solution for nurses and students. Look up information on diseases, tests, and procedures; then consult the database with 5,000+ drugs or refer to 65,000+ dictionary terms. Explore these free sample topics:

Nursing Central

-- The first section of this topic is shown below --

(fū′zhŏn)

[L. fusio, a pouring out, effusion]

1. Meeting and joining together through liquefaction by heat.
2. The process of fusing or uniting, as of the fragments of a fractured bone.
3. The union of adjacent tooth germs to form an oversize tooth of abnormal configuration or two teeth partially fused at the crown or root.
4. The blending of genetic material of two distinct cells or species.

-- To view the remaining sections of this topic, please or purchase a subscription --