Glossary of Medical Terms

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1. A number of things or events standing or succeeding in order, and connected by a like relation; sequence; order; rate; a succession of things; as, a continuous series of calamitous events. "During some years his life a series of triumphs." (Macaulay) 2. Any comprehensive group of animals or plants including different subordinate related groups. Sometimes a series includes different classes; sometimes only orders or families; in another cases only species. 3. An vague number of terms succeeding one other, every of which is derived from one or more of the preceding by a fixed law, called the law of the series; as, an arithmetical series; a geometrical series. Origin: L. Series, fr. Serere, sertum, to join or bind together; cf. Gr. To fasten, Skr. Sarit thread. Cf. Assert, Desert a solitude, Exert, Insert, Seraglio. Source: Websters Vocabulary
basalis   basal joint reflex   basal lamina   basal lamina of choroid   basal lamina of ciliary body   basal lamina of cochlear   basal lamina of neural tube   basal lamina of semicircular duct   (1)
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