Skip to Content
Medical Term:


Pronunciation: rō-tā′shŭn


  1. Turning or movement of a body around its axis.
  2. A recurrence in regular order of certain events, such as the symptoms of a periodic disease.
  3. In medical education, a period of time on a particular service or specialty.

[L. rotatio, fr. roto, pp. rotatus, to revolve, rotate]