[suhb-luhk-sey-shuh n]

noun Medicine/Medical.

a partial dislocation, as of a joint; sprain.

Origin of subluxation

1680–90; < New Latin subluxātiōn-, stem of subluxātiō; see sub-, luxation Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Word Origin and History for subluxation

1680s, from Latin subluxationem (nominative subluxatio).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

subluxation in Medicine




Incomplete or partial dislocation, as of a bone in a joint.
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