Reclination
Reclination Rec`li*na"tion (r[e^]k`l[i^]*n[=a]"sh[u^]n), n. [Cf. F. r['e]clinaison.] 1. The act of leaning or reclining, or the state of being reclined. [1913 Webster]

2. (Dialing) The angle which the plane of the dial makes with a vertical plane which it intersects in a horizontal line. --Brande & C. [1913 Webster]

3. (Surg.) The act or process of removing a cataract, by applying the needle to its anterior surface, and depressing it into the vitreous humor in such a way that the front surface of the cataract becomes the upper one and its back surface the lower one. --Dunglison. [1913 Webster]


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