Been interested in cyanoacrylates and their applications to wound closures and ran across this new usage for "oppose", "opposed", and "opposition". Researching further such as looking for wound medical glossary, papers and articles for wound closures, NONE go into defining the term and only uses the term in regular medical speak assuming the reader knows the usage which is understandable. Even dictionaries don't go into the medical usage for "oppose" which was odd considering its widespread among medical sources.
Can anyone shed some light on what it means to "oppose the edges of an open wound" like in the following article's excerpt?
"With this technique, the wound edges are opposed and held in place by the application of Steri-Strips" See https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20880653/.