apraxia

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apraxia a·prax·i·a (ā-prāk'sē-ə)
n.

  1. A disorder of voluntary movement consisting of the partial or complete inability to execute purposeful movements without the impairment of muscular power and coordination.

  2. A psychomotor defect characterized by the inability to make proper use of a known object.

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