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coruscation

[kawr-uh-skey-shuh n, kor-] /ˌkɔr əˈskeɪ ʃən, ˌkɒr-/
noun
1.
the act of coruscating.
2.
a sudden gleam or flash of light.
3.
a striking display of brilliance or wit.
Origin
1480-1490
1480-90; < Late Latin coruscātiōn- (stem of coruscātiō). See coruscate, -ion
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British Dictionary definitions for coruscation

coruscation

/ˌkɒrəˈskeɪʃən/
noun
1.
a gleam or flash of light
2.
a sudden or striking display of brilliance, wit, etc
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Word Origin and History for coruscation
n.

late 15c., from Latin coruscationem (nominative coruscatio), noun of action from past participle stem of coruscare "to vibrate, glitter" (see coruscate).

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coruscation in Medicine

coruscation cor·us·ca·tion (kôr'ə-skā'shən)
n.
A sensation of a flash of light before the eyes.

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