[klon-ik, kloh-nik]

Origin of clonic

First recorded in 1840–50; clon(us) + -ic
Related formsclo·nic·i·ty [kloh-nis-i-tee, klo-] /kloʊˈnɪs ɪ ti, klɒ-/, nounclon·ism [kloh-niz-uh m] /ˈkloʊ nɪz əm/, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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[klŏnĭk, klōnĭk]
  1. Of the nature of clonus, marked by contraction and relaxation of muscle.
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