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junction

1. Electronics
a. a contact between two different metals or other materials
b. a transition region between regions of differing electrical properties in a semiconductor
2. a connection between two or more conductors or sections of transmission lines
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junction

[′jəŋk·shən]
(civil engineering)
A point of intersection of roads or highways, especially where one terminates.
(electricity)
(electronics)
A region of transition between two different semiconducting regions in a semiconductor device, such as a pn junction, or between a metal and a semiconductor.
(electromagnetism)
A fitting used to join a branch waveguide at an angle to a main waveguide, as in a tee junction. Also known as waveguide junction.
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junction

The point at which two elements make contact. In a transistor, a junction is the point where an N-type material makes contact with a P-type material.
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A, Normal rib at costochondral junction from a near-term live birth with normal straight chondrocyte columns and blood vessels at "top." B, Infant with cachexia; rib shows thinner chondrocyte columns and disarray of the vasculature on "top" (hematoxylin-eosin, original magnifications 34 [A and B]).
Pronounced widening of the wrists and beading of the ribs at the costochondral junctions were also confirmed by X-ray.
Skull bones can be indented by finger pressure, and there can be expansion of the costochondral junctions. Seizures are a late feature.
The thoracic cavity was opened by cutting through the costochondral junctions and removing the sternum and costal cartilages.