titubant

titubation

[tich-oo-bey-shuhn]
noun Pathology.
a disturbance of body equilibrium in standing or walking, resulting in an uncertain gait and trembling, especially resulting from diseases of the cerebellum.

Origin:
1635–45; < Latin titubātiōn- (stem of titubātiō) a staggering, equivalent to titubāt(us), past participle of titubāre to stagger + -iōn- -ion

titubant [tich-oo-buhnt] , adjective
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titubation (ˌtɪtjʊˈbeɪʃən)
 
n
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
 
[C17: from Latin titubātiō, from titubāre to reel]

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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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