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(ak-il-or'-af-e) [achilles tendon; pacj>7], suture]. Suture of the achilles ten- don; practised by C. Bayer instead of achil- lotomy for the sake of lengthening the ten- don. This is exposed, the length divided in half, the upper end of one side, the lower end of the other, cut across, and both the cut surfaces united by a suture.

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