myokymia

myokymia

[mahy-uh-kim-ee-uh]
noun Pathology.
twitching of individual segments of a muscle.

Origin:
myo- + -kymia, equivalent to Greek kŷm(a) something swollen + -ia

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To myokymia
American Heritage
Medical Dictionary

myokymia my·o·ky·mi·a (mī'ō-kī'mē-ə, -kĭm'ē-ə)
n.
A benign condition, often familial, characterized by irregular twitching of groups of muscle fibers giving a rippling appearance to the overlying skin. Also called kymatism.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature