anaclasis

[ə-năklə-sĭs]

n.

Reflection of light or sound.
Refraction of the ocular media.
Forcible flexion of a joint to break up adhesions associated with fibrous ankylosis.

Nearby words

  1. anachronism,
  2. anachronistic,
  3. anachronous,
  4. anachrony,
  5. anacidity,
  6. anaclastic,
  7. anacletus,
  8. anaclinal,
  9. anaclisis,
  10. anaclitic


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