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fess 1

also fesse  (fĕs)
n. Heraldry
A wide horizontal band forming the middle section of an escutcheon.

[Middle English fesse, from Old French, from Latin fascia, band.]

fess 2

 (fĕs)
intr.v. fessed, fess·ing, fess·es Informal
To admit to something; confess, often used with up: "won't fess up to being even vaguely liberal" (Jonathan Alter).

[Short for confess.]

fess

(fɛs)
vb
informal chiefly (foll by: up) US to make a confession
[C19: shortened from confess]

fess1

or fesse

(fɛs)

n.
a wide horizontal band across the center of a heraldic field.
[1350–1400; Middle English fesse < Anglo-French « Latin fascia fascia]

fess2

(fɛs)

v.t., v.i.
Informal. fess up, to confess or concede.
[1830–40; aph. variant of confess]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fess - (heraldry) an ordinary consisting of a broad horizontal band across a shieldfess - (heraldry) an ordinary consisting of a broad horizontal band across a shield
ordinary - (heraldry) any of several conventional figures used on shields
heraldry - the study and classification of armorial bearings and the tracing of genealogies
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Functional endoscopic sinus surgery: The Messerklinger Technique.
Functional endoscopic sinus surgery: philosophy and current concepts.
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Conclusion: Functional endoscopic sinus surgery is preferred as a primary treatment modality for primary and recurrent nasal polyposis.
(15.) Trotter WL, Kaw P, Meyer DR, Simon JW Treatment of subtotal medial rectus myectomy complicating functional endoscopic sinus surgery. J AAPOS.2000;4:250-253.
Methods: The study was conducted at Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Boali Hospital, Sari, Iran from January 2012 to September 2014 and comprised subjects aged from 5 to 68 years who had undergone elective functional endoscopic sinus surgery for chronic rhinosinusitis.
Among specific topics are patient selection and evaluation, basic functional endoscopic sinus surgery, surgical management of the nasal turbinates, benign osseous tumors of the nose and sinuses, the endoscopic transodontoid approach, and skull base reconstruction.
Urgent functional endoscopic sinus surgery with left sphenoidectomy and sinus drainage was performed, and the patient improved within 24 hours.
Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery. Philadelphia: BC Decker; 1991.
Long-term results of functional endoscopic sinus surgery. Laryngoscope 1998 Feb;108(2):151-157.

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