Definition of appose in English:


Line breaks: ap¦pose
Pronunciation: /əˈpəʊz


[with object] technical
Place (something) side by side with or close to something else: the specimen was apposed to X-ray film
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  • Epithelioid cells were closely apposed with interdigitating cytoplasmic processes, occasional desmosome-like functional complexes, and uniform, narrow intercellular spaces.
  • In one case, the anaplastic carcinoma was closely apposed to malignant lymphoma, large cell type, of B-cell phenotype; this case was considered to represent a collision tumor.
  • In contrast, in all tef cells in which the sex chromosomes could be identified, they were closely apposed in a configuration not discernibly different from wild type.


late 16th century: from Latin apponere, on the pattern of words such as compose, expose.

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