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claudication

[ klaw-di-key-shuhn ]
/ ˌklɔ dɪˈkeɪ ʃən /
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noun
a limp or a lameness.
leg weakness associated with circulation difficulties, relieved by rest.
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Origin of claudication

1375–1425; late Middle English <Latin claudicātiōn- (stem of claudicātiō), equivalent to claudic(āre) to limp (derivative of claudus lame) + -atiōn--ation
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British Dictionary definitions for claudication

claudication
/ (ˌklɔːdɪˈkeɪʃən) /

noun
limping; lameness
pathol short for intermittent claudication

Word Origin for claudication

C18: from Latin claudicātiō, from claudicāre, from claudus lame
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Medical definitions for claudication

claudication
[ klô′dĭ-kāshən ]

n.
A halt or lameness in a person's walk; a limp.
intermittent claudication
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