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fluctuation

noun fluc·tu·a·tion \ ˌflək-chə-ˈwā-shən \

medical Definition of fluctuation

1 : a motion like that of waves; especially : the wavelike motion of a fluid collected in a natural or artificial cavity of the body observed by palpation or percussion
2 a : a slight and nonheritable variation; especially : such a variation occurring in response to environmental factors
b : recurrent and often more or less cyclic alteration (as of form, size, or color of a bodily part)

fluctuate

play \ˈflək-chə-ˌwāt\ verb fluctuated; fluctuating


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