dyskinetic

dyskinesia

[dis-ki-nee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh, -kahy-]
noun Pathology.
difficulty or abnormality in performing voluntary muscular movements.


Origin:
1700–10; < Neo-Latin < Greek dyskīnēsía; see dys-, -kinesia

dyskinetic [dis-ki-net-ik, -kahy-] , adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To dyskinetic
Collins
World English Dictionary
dyskinesia (dɪskɪˈniːzɪə)
 
n
involuntary repetitive movements, such as those occurring in chorea
 
[dys- + -kinesia from Greek kinesis movement]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
American Heritage
Medical Dictionary

dyskinesia dys·ki·ne·sia (dĭs'kə-nē'zhə, -kī-)
n.
An impairment in the ability to control movements, characterized by spasmodic or repetitive motions or lack of coordination.


dys'ki·net'ic (-nět'ĭk) adj.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
Related Words
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature