protraction


pro·trac·tion

noun \-ˈtrak-shən\

Definition of PROTRACTION

1
:  the act of protracting :  the state of being protracted
2
:  the drawing to scale of an area of land

Origin of PROTRACTION

Late Latin protraction-, protractio act of drawing out, from protrahere
First Known Use: 1535

pro·trac·tion

noun \-ˈtrak-shən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PROTRACTION

1
: the act of moving an anatomical part forward
2
: the state of being protracted; especially : protrusion of the jaws

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