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defect

Crystallog a local deviation from regularity in the crystal lattice of a solid

Defect

In lumber, an irregularity occurring in or on wood that will tend to impair its strength, durability, or utility value.

defect

[′dē‚fekt]
(science and technology)
An irregularity that spoils the appearance or impairs the usefulness or effectiveness of an object or a material by causing weakness or failure.

defect

In wood, a fault that may reduce its durability, usefulness, or strength.

defect

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2] in order to prevent velopharyngeal insufficiency during reconstruction of the sort palate in the treatment of cleft palate and other congenital or acquired defects at this site.
However, thrombophilia can result from inherited and acquired defects within the coagulation system [5], which may be caused by a decreased activity of the anticoagulant system as well as by an increased activity of the procoagulant system.
Enuresis" can be defined as the "involuntary discharge of urine by day or night (or both), in a child aged five years or older, in the absence of congenital or acquired defects of the nervous system or urinary tract.
This primary endpoint was successfully met and the results were statistically comparable between INTERCEPT plasma and untreated plasma to treat and prevent bleeding in patients with acquired defects in coagulation, primarily due to end-stage liver disease.

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