[ uh-prak-see-uh, ey-prak- ]
/ əˈpræk si ə, eɪˈpræk- /
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.
Words nearby apraxia
OTHER WORDS FROM apraxiaa·prac·tic [uh-prak-tik, ey-prak-] /əˈpræk tɪk, eɪˈpræk-/, a·prax·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for apraxic
/ (əˈpræksɪə) /
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 apraxiaapraxic or apractic, adjective
Word Origin for apraxia
C19: via New Latin from Greek: inactivity, from a- 1 + praxis action
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Medicine definitions for apraxic
[ ā-prăk′sē-ə ]
A disorder of voluntary movement consisting of the partial or complete inability to execute purposeful movements without the impairment of muscular power and coordination.
A psychomotor defect characterized by the inability to make proper use of a known object.
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