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subluxation

[suhb-luhk-sey-shuh n]
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noun Medicine/Medical.
  1. a partial dislocation, as of a joint; sprain.
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Origin of subluxation

1680–90; < New Latin subluxātiōn-, stem of subluxātiō; see sub-, luxation
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Word Origin and History for subluxation

n.

1680s, from Latin subluxationem (nominative subluxatio).

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subluxation in Medicine

subluxation

(sŭb′lŭk-sāshən)
n.
  1. Incomplete or partial dislocation, as of a bone in a joint.
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