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reflux

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noun re·flux \ˈrē-ˌfləks\

Simple Definition of reflux

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of reflux

  1. 1 a :  a flowing back b :  gastroesophageal reflux

  2. 2 :  a process of refluxing or condition of being refluxed

Origin and Etymology of reflux

Middle English, from Medieval Latin refluxus, from Latin re- + fluxus flow — more at flux


First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with reflux


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reflux

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verb re·flux \ri-ˈfləks, ˈrē-ˌ\

Definition of reflux

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

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to flow back



1926

First Known Use of reflux

1926


Medical Dictionary

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reflux

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noun re·flux \ˈrē-ˌfləks\

Medical Definition of reflux

  1. 1a:  a flowing back :  regurgitation <reflux of gastric acid> <mitral valve reflux>b:  gastroesophageal reflux

  2. 2:  a process of refluxing or condition of being refluxed <the sample was hydrolyzed…under reflux for 24 hours—T. Y. Ho et al>




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reflux

adjective re·flux

Medical Definition of reflux

  1. :  of, relating to, involving, or caused by reflux <reflux esophagitis>




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reflux

verb re·flux

Medical Definition of reflux

  1. :  to cause to flow back or return; especially :  to heat (as under a reflux condenser) so that the vapors formed condense to a liquid that flows back to be heated again

  2. intransitive verb

  3. :  to flow back <damage to the esophageal mucous membrane when gastric acid refluxed into the esophagus>




Learn More about reflux

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of reflux Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about reflux


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