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Meaning of REFLUX

Pronunciation:  'ree`fluks

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the outward flow of the tide
  2. [n]  an abnormal backward flow of body fluids

REFLUX is a 6 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: ebb
 See Also: ebbtide, esophageal reflux, flow, flowing, gastroesophageal reflux, hepatojugular reflux, oesophageal reflux, pathology, ureterorenal reflux, vesicoureteral reflux



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Re"flux`\ (r?"fl?ks`), a.
    Returning, or flowing back; reflex; as, reflux action.
  2. \Re"flux`\, n. [F. reflux. See {Refluent}, {Flux}.]
    A flowing back, as the return of a fluid; ebb; reaction; as,
    the flux and reflux of the tides.
          All from me Shall with a fierce reflux on me redound.
Medical Dictionary
 Definition: condition that occurs when gastric juices, or small amounts of food from the stomach, flow back into the esophagus and mouth.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Reflux is the backward flow of fluids; for example, reflux esophagitis (inflammation of the esophagus due to stomach acid), vesicoureteral reflux.