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[uh-bey-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh]
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noun Medicine/Medical.
  1. inability to walk due to a limitation or absence of muscular coordination.
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Compare astasia.

Origin of abasia

1885–90; < New Latin, equivalent to Greek a- a-6 + bat-, verbid of baínein to walk + -ia -ia
Related formsa·ba·sic [uh-bey-zik, -sik] /əˈbeɪ zɪk, -sɪk/, a·bat·ic [uh-bat-ik] /əˈbæt ɪk/, adjective
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abasia in Medicine


  1. Inability to walk due to impaired muscular coordination.
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Related formsa•basic (ə-bāsĭk, -zĭk) null adj.
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