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apraxia

[ uh-prak-see-uh, ey-prak- ]
/ əˈpræk si ə, eɪˈpræk- /
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noun Pathology.
a disorder of the nervous system, characterized by an inability to perform purposeful movements, but not accompanied by a loss of sensory function or paralysis.
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Origin of apraxia

From New Latin, dating back to 1885–90; see origin at a-6, praxis, -ia

OTHER WORDS FROM apraxia

a·prac·tic [uh-prak-tik, ey-prak-], /əˈpræk tɪk, eɪˈpræk-/, a·prax·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for apraxia

apraxia
/ (əˈpræksɪə) /

noun
a disorder of the central nervous system caused by brain damage and characterized by impaired ability to carry out purposeful muscular movements

Derived forms of apraxia

apraxic or apractic, adjective

Word Origin for apraxia

C19: via New Latin from Greek: inactivity, from a- 1 + praxis action
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