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fusion

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

n. the joining together of two structures. For example, the surgical fusion of two or more vertebrae is performed to stabilize an unstable spine. Fusion of the epiphyses during...

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Darrene

Patrick Hanks, Kate Hardcastle and Flavia Hodges.

in A Dictionary of First Names

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 17 words.

Feminine form of Darren, formed by fusion with the productive feminine suffix -ene.

Variant: Dareen.

Antonella

Patrick Hanks, Kate Hardcastle and Flavia Hodges.

in A Dictionary of First Names

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 16 words.

Modern feminine form of Anton, created by fusion with the productive feminine suffix -ella.

Paulhus

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 51 words.

French: from a fusion of the personal name Paul with the surname Hus, a topographic name of Norman origin,

Cusimano

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 99 words.

Italian (Sicily): from a personal name which de Felice suggests may be a fusion of two saints' names: Cosma +

Darlene

Patrick Hanks, Kate Hardcastle and Flavia Hodges.

in A Dictionary of First Names

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 34 words.

Mainly Australian and North American: modern coinage, an alteration of the affectionate term of address Darling, by fusion with the suffix ...