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[tich-oo-bey-shuh n] /ˌtɪtʃ ʊˈbeɪ ʃən/
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 of titubation
1635-45; < Latin titubātiōn- (stem of titubātiō) a staggering, equivalent to titubāt(us), past participle of titubāre to stagger + -iōn- -ion
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[tich-oo-buh nt] /ˈtɪtʃ ʊ bənt/ (Show IPA),
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British Dictionary definitions for titubation


noun (pathol)
a disordered gait characterized by stumbling or staggering, often caused by a lesion of the cerebellum
Also called lingual titubation. stuttering or stammering
Word Origin
C17: from Latin titubātiō, from titubāre to reel
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titubation in Medicine

titubation tit·u·ba·tion (tĭch'ə-bā'shən)
The staggering or stumbling gait that is characteristic of certain nervous disorders.

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