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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: os'i-la'shun


  1. A to-and-fro movement.
  2. A stage in the vascular changes in inflammation in which the accumulation of leukocytes in the small vessels arrests the passage of blood and there is simply a to-and-fro movement at each cardiac contraction.

[L. oscillatio, fr. oscillo, to swing]

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