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(not )

1. An intertwining of a cord or cordlike structure to form a lump or knob.
2. In surgery, the intertwining of the ends of a suture, ligature, bandage, or sling so that the ends will not slip or become separated.
SEE: square knot
3. In anatomy, an enlargement forming a knoblike structure.

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