subluxation

[suhb-luhk-sey-shuhn]
noun Medicine/Medical.
a partial dislocation, as of a joint; sprain.

Origin:
1680–90; < Neo-Latin subluxātiōn-, stem of subluxātiō; see sub-, luxation

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subluxate (sʌbˈlʌkseɪt)
 
vb
(tr) pathol to partially dislocate
 
sublux'ation
 
n

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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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All this despite the fact that no uniform criteria exist for even identifying a subluxation, let alone what it causes.
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