- a partial dislocation, as of a joint; sprain.
Origin of subluxation
1680–90; < New Latin subluxātiōn-, stem of subluxātiō; see sub-, luxation
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Word Origin and History for subluxation
1680s, from Latin subluxationem (nominative subluxatio).
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- Incomplete or partial dislocation, as of a bone in a joint.
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