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  • n. Plural form of expander.


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  • What they're also doing is inserting the skin expanders, which is essentially a balloon that's going in, into his right cheek where the good skin meets the scar tissue and also underneath his chin, there as well where the good skin meets the scar tissue.

    CNN Transcript Sep 20, 2007

  • Monbiot believes the era of economic growth needs to come to an inevitable denouement; that "the age of heroism" will be followed by the decline of the "expanders" and the rise of the "restrainers." News

  • The Beatles, Hendrix, and Miles davis were more like Genre "expanders" to me.

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  • Since the operation to remove her breasts, doctors have implanted "expanders" in the actress 'chest, which will eventually allow them to sculpt fake breasts for her.

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  • In preparation, doctors have already implanted "expanders" in her chest, which will eventually allow them to sculpt fake breasts for her.

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  • She now has "expanders" in her chest to prepare her skin for reconstructive surgery over the next year: "They have this strange little thing that they insert in there and they keep filling it up with saline to expand behind the muscles.


  • Ah, Iowa, you'll miss them when it's back to furniture stores and chest expanders.6.08pm: The only candidate absent from Iowa today is Jon Hunstman, who is putting all his eggs in New Hampshire's ample basket.

    Iowa caucus 2012: GOP presidential candidates make their final push - live

  • One common method involves several steps, using tissue expanders to stretch skin for several months while chemotherapy and radiation are given.

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  • Facing the World said that separation took place in stages at London's Great Ormond Street Hospital, with two operations in May, the insertion of tissue expanders in July and the final separation on Aug. 15.

    U.K. surgeons separate twin girls joined at head

  • Tissue expanders which are essentially balloons intended to help stretch the babies' skin over their newly exposed heads were inserted in July.

    Surgeons separate twins joined at head


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