claudication

[klaw-di-key-shuhn]
noun
1.
a limp or a lameness.
2.
leg weakness associated with circulation difficulties, relieved by rest.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin claudicātiōn- (stem of claudicātiō), equivalent to claudic(āre) to limp (derivative of claudus lame) + -atiōn- -ation

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claudication (ˌklɔːdɪˈkeɪʃən)
 
n
1.  limping; lameness
2.  pathol short for intermittent claudication
 
[C18: from Latin claudicātiō, from claudicāre, from claudus lame]

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claudication
1550s, from L. claudicationem, noun of action from claudicare, from claudus "lame."
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claudication clau·di·ca·tion (klô'dĭ-kā'shən)
n.
A halt or lameness in a person's walk; a limp.

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Claudication pain severely limits physical activity.
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