impaction, n. [L. impactio a striking : cf. F. impaction.].
The driving of one fragment of bone into another so that the fragments are not movable upon each other; as, impaction of the skull or of the hip. [1913 Webster]
An immovable packing; (Med.), a lodgment of something in a strait or passage of the body; as, impaction of the fetal head in the strait of the pelvis; impaction of food or feces in the intestines of man or beast. [1913 Webster]