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[mahy-uh-kim-ee-uh] /ˌmaɪ əˈkɪm i ə/
noun, Pathology.
twitching of individual segments of a muscle.
Origin of myokymia
myo- + -kymia, equivalent to Greek kŷm(a) something swollen + -ia Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The myokymia of Kny and Schultze is characterised by fibrillation, pain, hyperidrosis, and changes in electrical excitability.

myokymia in Medicine

myokymia my·o·ky·mi·a (mī'ō-kī'mē-ə, -kĭm'ē-ə)
A benign condition, often familial, characterized by irregular twitching of groups of muscle fibers giving a rippling appearance to the overlying skin. Also called kymatism.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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