Colles



Colles Col·les (kŏl’ĭs, kŏl’ēz), Abraham. 1773-1843.

Irish surgeon who first described Colles’ fracture of the wrist.

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    [kol-it] /ˈkɒl ɪt/ noun 1. a collar or enclosing band. 2. the enclosing rim within which a jewel is set. 3. a slotted cylindrical clamp inserted tightly into the tapered interior of a sleeve or chuck on a lathe to hold a cylindrical piece of work. 4. Horology. the tiny collar that supports the inner […]



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