fluctuant

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adjective fluc·tu·ant \ˈflək-chə-wənt, -chü-ənt\

Definition of fluctuant

  1. 1 :  moving in waves

  2. 2 :  variable, unstable

  3. 3 :  being movable and compressible a fluctuant abscess

First Known Use of fluctuant

1560


Medical Dictionary

fluctuant

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adjective fluc·tu·ant \ˈflək-chə-wənt\

Medical Definition of fluctuant

  1. :  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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