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[dahy-ad-uh-koh-ki-nee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh, -kahy-] /daɪˌæd ə koʊ kɪˈni ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə, -kaɪ-/
noun, Medicine/Medical.
the normal ability to perform rapidly alternating muscular movements, as flexion and extension.
Also, diadochokinesis
[dahy-ad-uh-koh-ki-nee-sis, -kahy-] /daɪˈæd ə koʊ kɪˈni sɪs, -kaɪ-/ (Show IPA),
diadokokinesia, diadokokinesis.
Compare adiadochokinesia.
Origin of diadochokinesia
< Greek diádocho(s) succeeding, verbid of diadéchesthai to succeed (dia- dia- + déchesthai to take up) + -kinesia Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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diadochokinesia in Medicine

diadochokinesia di·ad·o·cho·ki·ne·sia (dī-ād'ə-kō-kĭ-nē'zhə, -kī-) or di·ad·o·cho·ki·ne·sis (-sĭs)
The normal power of alternately bringing a limb into opposite positions, as flexion and extension or pronation and supination.

di·ad·o·cho·ki·net·ic (-nět'ĭk) adj.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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