fluctuant

[ fluhk-choo-uhnt ]
/ ˈflʌk tʃu ənt /

adjective

fluctuating; varying; unstable.
undulating; moving or seeming to move in waves.

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Origin of fluctuant

1550–60; <Latin fluctuant- (stem of fluctuāns) (present participle of fluctuāre to undulate). See fluctuate, -ant

OTHER WORDS FROM fluctuant

un·fluc·tu·ant, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for fluctuant

fluctuant
/ (ˈflʌktjʊənt) /

adjective

inclined to vary or fluctuate; unstable
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Medical definitions for fluctuant

fluctuant
[ flŭkchōō-ənt ]

n.

Capable of being moved. Used of an abnormal mass such as a tumor or abscess.
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