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imbricate

[′im·brə·kət]
(biology)
Having overlapping edges, such as scales, or the petals of a flower.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

imbricate

To overlap in regular order, as shingling, tiles, etc.
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The repositioning alleviated the tremendous support problems that were to that point being solved, or at least managed, by the enormous, imbricating ribs, which helped assure that the body would not be crushed when it lay on the ground.
Instead, imbricating incompatible data systems that code, capture, and transmit tenuous sensory experience, her images reveal points of friction between qualitative notions of subjective interiority and quantitative techniques for their "storage" in binary code.
The rectal mucosa should be closed with fine (3-0 or 4-0) PGA interrupted sutures, with a second imbricating layer.