circumduction

n.

1570s, from Latin circumductionem (nominative circumductio), noun of action from past participle stem of circumducere "to lead around, move or drive around," from circum "around" (see circum-) + ducere "to lead" (see duke (n.)). Related: Circumduce.


Nearby words

  1. circumcenter,
  2. circumcircle,
  3. circumcise,
  4. circumcision,
  5. circumcolumnar,
  6. circumference,
  7. circumferential,
  8. circumferential fibrocartilage,
  9. circumferential lamella,
  10. circumferentor

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Medicine definitions for circumduction

circumduction

[ sûr′kəm-dŭkshən ]

n.

Movement of a part in a circular direction.

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