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subluxation

[suhb-luhk-sey-shuh n] /ˌsʌb lʌkˈseɪ ʃən/
noun, Medicine/Medical
1.
a partial dislocation, as of a joint; sprain.
Origin
1680-1690
1680-90; < New Latin subluxātiōn-, stem of subluxātiō; see sub-, luxation
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  • All this despite the fact that no uniform criteria exist for even identifying a subluxation, let alone what it causes.
Word Origin and History for subluxation
n.

1680s, from Latin subluxationem (nominative subluxatio).

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subluxation in Medicine

subluxation sub·lux·a·tion (sŭb'lŭk-sā'shən)
n.
Incomplete or partial dislocation, as of a bone in a joint.

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