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abasia

[ uh-bey-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh ]
/ əˈbeɪ ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə /
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Definition of abasia

noun Medicine/Medical.
inability to walk due to a limitation or absence of muscular coordination.
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Origin of abasia

1885–90; <New Latin, equivalent to Greek a-a-6 + bat-, verbid of baínein to walk + -ia-ia

OTHER WORDS FROM abasia

a·ba·sic [uh-bey-zik, -sik], /əˈbeɪ zɪk, -sɪk/, a·bat·ic [uh-bat-ik], /əˈbæt ɪk/, adjective
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How to use abasia in a sentence

  • In another of Briand's cases torticollis alternated with astasia-abasia, a sort of "mental paraplegia."

  • They are really a loss of confidence in one's power to do things and a passing astasia-abasia.

    Psychotherapy|James J. Walsh

Medical definitions for abasia

abasia
[ ə-bāzhə ]

n.
Inability to walk due to impaired muscular coordination.

Other words from abasia

a•basic (ə-bāsĭk, -zĭk) null adj.
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