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fluctuation

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noun fluc·tu·a·tion \ˌflək-chə-ˈwā-shən\

Medical Definition of fluctuation

  1. 1:  a motion like that of waves; especially :  the wavelike motion of a fluid collected in a natural or artificial cavity of the body observed by palpation or percussion

  2. 2a:  a slight and nonheritable variation; especially :  such a variation occurring in response to environmental factorsb:  recurrent and often more or less cyclic alteration (as of form, size, or color of a bodily part)

  3. fluc·tu·ate \ˈflək-chə-ˌwāt\play verb, fluc·tu·at·ed fluc·tu·at·ing





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