circumduction

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circumduction
1570s, from L. circumductionem, noun of action from circumducere, from circum "around" + ducere "to lead" (see duke).
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circumduction cir·cum·duc·tion (sûr'kəm-dŭk'shən)
n.
movement of a part in a circular direction.

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