first degree

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Noun1.first degree - a degree of one; "all of the terms in a linear equation are of the first degree"
degree - the highest power of a term or variable
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He suffered a medial collateral ligament injury to his knee - something he has had to overcome previously - against Bohemians in late April.
MRI findings of the patients Knee joint pathology Parameter (n=102) Medial femoral condyle contusion (n, %) 52 (51.0) Lateral femoral condyle contusion (n, %) 46 (45.1) Medial tibial plateau contusion (n, %) 65 (63.7) Lateral tibial plateau contusion (n, %) 54 (52.9) Medial meniscus injury (n, %) 87 (85.3) Lateral meniscus injury (n, %) 41 (40.2) Anterior cruciate ligament injury (n, %) 46 (45.1) Posterior cruciate ligament injury (n, %) 9 (8.8) Synovial fluid (n, %) 93 (91.2) Medial collateral ligament injury (n, %) 7 (6.9) Lateral collateral ligament injury (n, %) 9 (8.8) Baker's cyst 14 (13.7) Osteoarthritis (n, %) 13 (12.7) MRI: magnetic resonance imaging Table 3.
He said: "Dan came out of the Wales against Italy game with a really low grade medial collateral ligament injury. He was keen to play.

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