flowing back; ebbing, as the waters of a tide.
(rare) flowing back; ebbing
noun 1. a flowing back; ebb. verb 1. (chem) to boil or be boiled in a vessel attached to a condenser, so that the vapour condenses and flows back into the vessel noun 2. (chem) an act of refluxing (as modifier): a reflux condenser 3. the act or an instance of flowing back; ebb reflux […]
- Reflux esophagitis
reflux esophagitis n. Inflammation of the lower esophagus from regurgitation of acid gastric contents, characterized by substernal pain and usually due to malfunction of the lower esophageal sphincter. Also called peptic esophagitis.
- Reflux oesophagitis
/iːˌsɒfəˈdʒaɪtɪs/ noun 1. inflammation of the gullet caused by regurgitation of stomach acids, producing heartburn: may be associated with a hiatus hernia
- Reflux otitis media
reflux otitis media n. Otitis media caused by nasopharyngeal secretions passing through the eustachian tube of the ear.