a flowing back; ebb.
(chem) to boil or be boiled in a vessel attached to a condenser, so that the vapour condenses and flows back into the vessel
an act of refluxing
(as modifier): a reflux condenser
the act or an instance of flowing back; ebb
reflux re·flux (rē’flŭks’)
A flowing back.
The process of refluxing.
v. re·fluxed, re·flux·ing, re·flux·es
To boil a liquid in a vessel attached to a condenser so that the vapors continuously condense for reboiling.
- 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.
noun, plural focuses, foci [foh-sahy, -kahy] /ˈfoʊ saɪ, -kaɪ/ (Show IPA) 1. a central point, as of attraction, attention, or activity: The need to prevent a nuclear war became the focus of all diplomatic efforts. 2. Physics. a point at which rays of light, heat, or other radiation meet after being refracted or reflected. 3. […]