comminution

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comminution

[‚käm·ə′nü·shən]
(mechanical engineering)
Breaking up or grinding into small fragments. Also known as pulverization.
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He then returns a third time to the idea of communition and begins ticking off a list of "the things about satire," which again lapses into conventionally reductive thinking about satire (NBAC 194).
In addition to excellent magnetic separation and HPGR test work results, communition tests are within acceptable limits and broadly consistent, with little variability within and between the Boo-Loo and Murphy South areas.
Additionally, using small dorsal incisions in patients with dorsal communition would allow direct visualization of the extensor pollicis longus, elimination of any sharp fracture fragments that are cutting into the tendons, and the filling of fracture gaps.

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