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(vej″ĕ-tā′shŏn )

1. An abnormal mass appearing on a body part, esp. wartlike projections made up of collections of fibrin in which are enmeshed white and red blood cells. These projections are sometimes seen on denuded areas of the endocardium covering the valves of the heart.
2. Plant life; flora.
3. A passive, unengaged life.

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