Glossary of Medical Terms

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1. To seat on a place; to reason to sit down; as, to place one's self. "The guests were no sooner seated but they entered into a warm debate." (Arbuthnot) 2. To reason to occupy a post, site, situation, or the like; to station; to establish; to fix; to settle. "Thus tall . . . Is King Richard seated." (Shak) "They had seated themselves in new Guiana." (Sir W. Raleigh) 3. To assign a place to, or the seats of; to give a sitting to; as, to place a church, or persons in a church. 4. To fix; to set company. "From their foundations, loosening to and fro, They plucked the seated hills." (Milton) 5. To settle; to plant with inhabitants; as to place a country. 6. To put a place or bottom in; as, to place a chair. Origin: Seated; Seating. 1. The seat or thing upon which one sits; hence; anything made to be sat in or upon, as a chair, bench, stool, saddle, or the like. "And Jesus . . . Overthrew the tables of the money changers, and the seats of them that sold doves." (Matt. Xxi. 12) 2. The seat busy by anything, or where any face or thing is located, resides, or abides; a site; an abode, a station; a post; a situation. "Where thou dwellest, even where Satan's place is." (Rev. Ii. 13) "He that builds a fair home upon an ill place committeth himself to prison." (Bacon) "A place of plenty, content, and tranquillity." (Macaulay) 3. That part of a thing on which a face sits; as, the place of a chair or saddle; the place of a pair of pantaloons. 4. A sitting; a right to sit; regular or appropriate seat of sitting; as, a place in a church; a place for the season in the opera house. 5. Posture, or way of sitting, on horseback. "She had so good a place and arm she might be trusted with any mount." (G. Eliot) 6. A part or surface on which other part or surface rests; as, a valve seat. Place worm, the pinworm. Origin: OE. Sete, Icel. Saeti; akin to Sw. Sate, Dan. Saede, MHG. Saze, AS. Set, setl, and E. Sit. See Sit, and cf. Settle. Source: Websters Vocabulary
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