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clonic

[klon-ik, kloh-nik]
adjective Pathology.
  1. of or relating to clonus.
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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
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Examples from the Web for clonic

Historical Examples

  • Convulsions are especially severe, at first tonic then clonic.

    New, Old, and Forgotten Remedies: Papers by Many Writers

    Various

  • However, the clonic nature of the spasm should prevent such an error.

    Lameness of the Horse

    John Victor Lacroix

  • Clonic, klon′ik, adj. pertaining to clonus, with alternate convulsive contractions and relaxations of the muscles (of spasms)—opp.

  • In both, the tonic with clonic convulsions were observed after a sufficient quantity of caffein was administered.

  • Eyelid tics (says Parinaud) are known to ophthalmologists as clonic blepharospasms.


clonic in Medicine

clonic

(klŏnĭk, klōnĭk)
adj.
  1. Of the nature of clonus, marked by contraction and relaxation of muscle.
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