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clonic

[klon-ik, kloh-nik] /ˈklɒn ɪk, ˈkloʊ nɪk/
adjective, Pathology
1.
of or relating to clonus.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; clon(us) + -ic
Related forms
clonicity
[kloh-nis-i-tee, klo-] /kloʊˈnɪs ɪ ti, klɒ-/ (Show IPA),
noun
clonism
[kloh-niz-uh m] /ˈkloʊ nɪz əm/ (Show IPA),
noun
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  • Attempts to move her arms produced clonic contractions, ie, contractions not sustained but compulsively repeated.
clonic in Medicine

clonic clon·ic (klŏn'ĭk, klō'nĭk)
adj.
Of the nature of clonus, marked by contraction and relaxation of muscle.

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