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a·nac·la·sis

(ă-nak'lă-sis),
1. Reflection of light or sound.
2. Refraction of the ocular media.
[G. a bending back, reflection]
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anaclasis

(1) An obsolete, nonspecific term for a change in the direction of light or sound by refraction or reflection. 
(2) Forceful rupture of joint ankylosis.
(3) Refraction of an ocular medium.
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a·nac·la·sis

(ă-nak'lă-sis)
1. Reflection of light or sound.
2. Refraction of the ocular media.
[G. a bending back, reflection]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

anaclasis

(ă-nāk′lă-sĭs) [ ana- + -clasis]
1. Refraction or reflection of light.
2. Refraction of light in the interior of the eye.
3. Reflex action.
4. Refraction for therapeutic reasons.
5. Forcible movement of a joint in order to treat fibrous ankylosis.
anaclastic (an″ă-klas′tik), adjective
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