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traction

Pronunciation: trak'shun

Definition:

  1. The act of drawing or pulling, as by an elastic or spring force.
  2. A pulling or dragging force exerted on a limb in a distal direction.

[L. tractio, fr. traho, pp. tractus, to draw]

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