subluxation

noun

sub·​lux·​a·​tion ˌsə-ˌblək-ˈsā-shən How to pronounce subluxation (audio)
: partial dislocation (as of one of the bones in a joint)

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web He was later diagnosed with a subluxation of the right ankle — in effect, a dislocation in which the bone temporarily pops out of joint. Eric Walden, The Salt Lake Tribune, 25 Mar. 2022 He was later diagnosed with a subluxation of the right ankle — in effect, a dislocation in which the bone temporarily pops out of joint. Eric Walden, The Salt Lake Tribune, 25 Mar. 2022 For White, the coda came via a hip subluxation suffered during the second quarter of the third game of the 2021 season. Christopher L. Gasper, BostonGlobe.com, 11 Aug. 2022 He was later diagnosed with a subluxation of the right ankle — in effect, a dislocation in which the bone temporarily pops out of joint. Eric Walden, The Salt Lake Tribune, 25 Mar. 2022 He was later diagnosed with a subluxation of the right ankle — in effect, a dislocation in which the bone temporarily pops out of joint. Eric Walden, The Salt Lake Tribune, 25 Mar. 2022 He was later diagnosed with a subluxation of the right ankle — in effect, a dislocation in which the bone temporarily pops out of joint. Eric Walden, The Salt Lake Tribune, 25 Mar. 2022 He was later diagnosed with a subluxation of the right ankle — in effect, a dislocation in which the bone temporarily pops out of joint. Eric Walden, The Salt Lake Tribune, 25 Mar. 2022 He was later diagnosed with a subluxation of the right ankle — in effect, a dislocation in which the bone temporarily pops out of joint. Eric Walden, The Salt Lake Tribune, 25 Mar. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1634, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of subluxation was in 1634

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Cite this Entry

“Subluxation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subluxation. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

subluxation

noun

sub·​lux·​a·​tion ˌsəb-ˌlək-ˈsā-shən How to pronounce subluxation (audio)
: partial dislocation (as of one of the bones in a joint)
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