fluctuant

adjective
fluc·​tu·​ant | \ ˈflək-chə-wənt How to pronounce fluctuant (audio) , -chü-ənt \

Definition of fluctuant

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

First Known Use of fluctuant

1560, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Fluctuant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fluctuant. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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fluctuant

adjective
fluc·​tu·​ant | \ ˈflək-chə-wənt How to pronounce fluctuant (audio) \

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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