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claudication

[klaw-di-key-shuh n] /ˌklɔ dɪˈkeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
a limp or a lameness.
2.
leg weakness associated with circulation difficulties, relieved by rest.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
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 pain severely limits physical activity.
British Dictionary definitions for claudication

claudication

/ˌklɔːdɪˈkeɪʃən/
noun
1.
limping; lameness
2.
(pathol) short for intermittent claudication
Word Origin
C18: from Latin claudicātiō, from claudicāre, from claudus lame
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Word Origin and History for claudication
n.

1550s, from Middle French claudication (13c.) or directly from Latin claudicationem (nominative claudicatio) "a limping," noun of action from past participle stem of claudicare "to limp, be lame," from claudus "limping, halting, lame." Related: Claudicant (adj.); claudicate.

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claudication in Medicine

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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