The capability of, or susceptibility to, displacement.
- tissue d. the property of tissue that permits it to be moved from an initial or relaxed position or form. SYN: compression of tissue.

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dis·place·a·bil·i·ty (dis-plās″ə-bilґĭ-te) the quality of being susceptible to movement from an initial position, or the degree to which such movement is possible.

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  • compression — A squeezing together; the exertion of pressure on a body in such a way as to tend to increase its density; the decrease in a dimension of a body under the action of two external forces directed toward one another in the same straight line. c. of… …   Medical dictionary

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