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(ad-jus 1 '-ter) [Fr., adjuster, to adjust].

1. He who or that which adjusts. 2. A de- vice formerly used for the forcible reduction of dislocations. 3. A device for holding to- gether the two ends of a silver wire suture, to secure approximation of the parts without strain on the tissues.

Adjustment, Coarse. The rack and pinion for raising or lowering the tube of a micro- scope a considerable distance. A., Fine, the micrometer screw, generally at the top of the column of a microscope, for raising or lower- ing the tube slowly through a short distance.

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