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Meaning of REFLUX

Pronunciation:  'ree`fluks

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  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
 
 Definition: 
  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.
                                                   --Milton.
    
    
 
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.
 

 

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