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titubation

[tich-oo-bey-shuh n] /ˌtɪtʃ ʊˈbeɪ ʃən/
noun, Pathology
1.
a disturbance of body equilibrium in standing or walking, resulting in an uncertain gait and trembling, especially resulting from diseases of the cerebellum.
Origin
1635-1645
1635-45; < Latin titubātiōn- (stem of titubātiō) a staggering, equivalent to titubāt(us), past participle of titubāre to stagger + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
titubant
[tich-oo-buh nt] /ˈtɪtʃ ʊ bənt/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for titubant

titubation

/ˌtɪtjʊˈbeɪʃən/
noun (pathol)
1.
a disordered gait characterized by stumbling or staggering, often caused by a lesion of the cerebellum
2.
Also called lingual titubation. stuttering or stammering
Word Origin
C17: from Latin titubātiō, from titubāre to reel
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titubant in Medicine

titubation tit·u·ba·tion (tĭch'ə-bā'shən)
n.
The staggering or stumbling gait that is characteristic of certain nervous disorders.

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