fluctuant


fluc·tu·ant

adjective \ˈflək-chə-wənt, -chü-ənt\

Definition of FLUCTUANT

1
:  moving in waves
3
:  being movable and compressible <a fluctuant abscess>

First Known Use of FLUCTUANT

1560

fluc·tu·ant

adjective \ˈflək-chə-wənt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of FLUCTUANT

: movable and compressible—used of abnormal body structures (as some abscesses or tumors) <the fluctuant mass in his abdomen—Oliver Sacks>

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