luxation

noun lux·a·tion \ ˌlək-ˈsā-shən \

Definition of luxation

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

Origin and Etymology of luxation

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


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luxation

noun lux·a·tion \ ˌlək-ˈsā-shən \

medical Definition of luxation

:dislocation of an anatomical part

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