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ballism

[ bal-iz-uhm ]
/ ˈbæl ɪz əm /
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noun Pathology.

a condition characterized by twisting, shaking, and jerking motions.

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Also bal·lis·mus [ba-liz-muhs]. /bæˈlɪz məs/.

Origin of ballism

1955–60; <New Latin ballismus<Greek ballismós a jumping around, dancing, equivalent to báll(ein) to throw + -ismos-ism
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