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festination

[fes-tuh-ney-shuh n]
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noun Pathology.
  1. a gait marked by an involuntary hurrying in walking, observed in certain nerve diseases.
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Origin of festination

1530–40; < Latin festinātiōn- (stem of festinātiō) a hastening. See festinate, -ion
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British Dictionary definitions for festination

festination

noun
  1. an involuntary quickening of gait, as in some persons with Parkinson's disease
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Word Origin

C16: from Latin festīnātiō, from festīnāre to hasten
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festination in Medicine

festination

(fĕs′tə-nāshən)
n.
  1. The acceleration of gait noted in Parkinsonism and similar disorders.
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