subluxation

[ suhb-luhk-sey-shuhn ]

nounMedicine/Medical.
  1. a partial dislocation, as of a joint; sprain.

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Origin of subluxation

1
1680–90; from New Latin subluxātiōn-, stem of subluxātiō; see sub-, luxation

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How to use subluxation in a sentence

  • Spontaneous rupture of the suspensory ligament with consequent subluxation of the lens may follow.

    Glaucoma | Various