lux·​a·​tion | \ ˌlək-ˈsā-shən How to pronounce luxation (audio) \

Definition of luxation

: dislocation of an anatomical part (such as a bone at a joint or the lens of the eye)

Examples of luxation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web During our testing, the GT3 RS stopped from 70 mph in 128 feet, darn near short enough to cause globe luxation. Connor Hoffman, Car and Driver, "Our 2020 Chevy Corvette vs. 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Test Numbers Show Porsche Wins," 6 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of luxation

1552, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for luxation

Late Latin luxation-, luxatio, from Latin luxare to dislocate, from luxus dislocated — more at lock

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“Luxation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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lux·​a·​tion | \ ˌlək-ˈsā-shən How to pronounce luxation (audio) \

Medical Definition of luxation

: dislocation of an anatomical part

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