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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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Congenital or acquired defects of skull or spine, parameningeal foci of infection and immunodeficiency states are important causes of recurrent bacterial meningitis.
The pathogenesis of intracranial aneurysms is a combination of degenerative changes in the elastica, and acquired defects and progressive thinning in the muscular layer leading to funnel shaped dilatation [1].
They can be divided into hereditary and acquired with the acquired defects being more common.
Unfortunately, things sometimes go wrong with one or more of these components as a result of disease, aging, traumatic injury or genetically acquired defects.
assemble 20 chapters that discus basic and clinical aspects of inherited and acquired defects associated with von Willebrand disease for hematologists and thrombosis and hemostasis specialists.
Testing for genetic and acquired defects, which may lead to thrombosis, is performed with the aid of both classic coagulation assays and molecular tests.

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