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anaclasis

anaclasis in Medicine

anaclasis a·nac·la·sis (ə-nāk'lə-sĭs)
n.

  1. Reflection of light or sound.

  2. Refraction of the ocular media.

  3. Forcible flexion of a joint to break up adhesions associated with fibrous ankylosis.

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