Examples Word Origin See more synonyms for ataxia on Thesaurus.com loss of coordination of the muscles, especially of the extremities.
a·tax·y [ uh- tak-see, a- tak-] /əˈtæk si, æˈtæk-/
Origin of ataxia 1605–15;
indiscipline, equivalent to
a- a- 6
-ia -ia Related forms a·tax·ic, adjective pre·a·tax·ic, adjective
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Examples from the Web for ataxy British Dictionary definitions for ataxy pathol lack of muscular coordination Derived Forms ataxic or atactic, adjective Word Origin
C17: via New Latin from Greek: lack of coordination, from
a- 1 + -taxia, from tassein to put in order
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Word Origin and History for ataxy ataxia n.
also anglicized as
ataxy, "irregularity of bodily functions," 1610s, "confusion, disorder," medical Latin, from Greek ataxia, from a-, privative prefix, + taxis "arrangement, order," from stem of tassein "to arrange" (see tactics). Pathological sense is attested from 1660s.
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ataxia (ə-tăk ′sē-ə) Loss of the ability to coordinate muscular movement. dyssynergia incoordination
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Loss of muscular coordination as a result of damage to the central nervous system.
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