reposition

[ ree-puh-zish-uh n, rep-uh- ]SEE DEFINITION OF reposition
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Giffard seems to have attempted the reposition of the cord only once, and failed, apparently from the unusual size of the child.

The reposition of the cord may be effected by the hand, or by means of an elastic catheter and ligature.

When the reposition has been effected, he has merely to withdraw the stilet; the cord is instantly disengaged.

In the majority of cases the reposition of the fragments alone is not sufficient to maintain accurate apposition.

WORD ORIGIN

1580s, "act of replacing," from Late Latin repositionem (nominative repositio), noun of action from past participle stem of Latin reponere (see repose (v.2)). Meaning "act of laying up in safety" is from 1610s.

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