Definition of luxate in English:

luxate

Syllabification: lux·ate
Pronunciation: /ˈləkˌsāt
 
/

verb

[with object] Medicine
  • Dislocate.
    More example sentences
    • The hind-leg problems that trouble Boston terriers are known as luxating patella, a dislocation of the small, flat, moveable bone at the front of the knee.
    • Any luxated tooth that interferes with normal occlusion requires immediate dental evaluation and treatment to avoid pain and further complications.
    • The patella can become luxated, or dislocated, either as a result of trauma or because of a congenital malformation of the leg.

Derivatives

luxation

Pronunciation: /ˌləkˈsāSHən/
noun
More example sentences
  • Teeth subject to intrusive luxation have been intruded into the alveolar bone, which may occur to the point that the teeth are not visible.
  • Teeth subject to lateral or extrusive luxation have been displaced and are loose.
  • Among them are patellar luxation (a slipped or dislocated knee joint), spinal cord problems and hydrocephalus.

Origin

early 17th century: from Latin luxat- 'dislocated', from the verb luxare, from luxus 'out of joint'.

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