Glossary of Medical Terms

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1. Placed over against; standing or located over against or in front; facing; often with to; as, a home opposite to the Exchange. 2. Applied to the another of two things which are entirely various; another; as, the opposite sex; the opposite extreme. 3. Extremely various; inconsistent; contrary; repugnant; antagonistic. "Novels, by which the reader is misled into other sort of pieasure opposite to that which is designed in an epic poem." (Dryden) "Particles of speech have divers, and sometimes nearly opposite, significations." (Locke) 4. Set over against every another, but separated by the intact diameter of the stem, as two leaves at the same knot. Placed directly in front of other part or organ, as a stamen which stands till a petal. Origin: F, fr. L. Oppositus, p. P. Of opponere. See Opponent. Source: Websters Vocabulary
chromophil substance   chromophobe   chromophobe adenoma   chromophobe cells of anterior lobe of hypophysis   chromophobe granules   chromophobia   chromophobic   chromophobic adenoma   (5)
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