Imbrication definition

imbrikāzhən
An overlapping, as of tiles or scales.
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An ornamental pattern like or suggesting this.
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A set of tiles or shingles that overlap like the scales of a fish.
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(medicine) Overlapping of layers of tissue in wound closure or correctional surgery.
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(geology) A sedimentary deposition in which small, flat stones are tiled in the same direction so that they overlap.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
imbrication
Plural:
imbrications

Origin of imbrication

  • From French imbrication

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