Meaning of imbrication

im•bri•ca•tion

Pronunciation: (im"bri-kā'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. an overlapping, as of tiles or shingles.
  2. a decoration or pattern resembling this.
  3. overlapping of layers of tissue in the closure of wounds or in the correction of defects.
  4. shingling.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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