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union

union (yun´yun)

1. The joining or amalgamation of two or more bodies. 2. The structural adhesion or growing together of the edges of a wound. [L. unus, one]
autogenous u. in dentistry, the u. of two pieces of metal without solder.
faulty u. fibrous u
fibrous u. u. of fracture by fibrous tissue. See nonunion.faulty u;
primary u. healing by first intention
secondary u. healing by second intention
vicious u. u. of the ends of a broken bone resulting in a deformity or a crooked limb; frequently used interchangeably with faulty u.malunion;

 

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