reflux

5 ENTRIES FOUND:

1re·flux

noun \ˈrē-ˌfləks\

medical : a backward flow of the contents of the stomach into the esophagus that causes heartburn

Full Definition of REFLUX

1
a :  a flowing back
b :  gastroesophageal reflux
2
:  a process of refluxing or condition of being refluxed

Origin of REFLUX

Middle English, from Medieval Latin refluxus, from Latin re- + fluxus flow — more at flux
First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with REFLUX

2re·flux

verb \ri-ˈfləks, ˈrē-ˌ\

Definition of REFLUX

transitive verb
:  to cause to flow back or return; especially :  to heat such that the vapors formed condense and return to be heated again
intransitive verb
:  to flow back

First Known Use of REFLUX

1926

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