clonic

[ klon-ik, kloh-nik ]
/ ˈklɒn ɪk, ˈkloʊ nɪk /

adjective Pathology.

of or relating to clonus.

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Origin of clonic

First recorded in 1840–50; clon(us) + -ic

OTHER WORDS FROM clonic

clo·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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Medical definitions for clonism (1 of 2)

clonism
[ klōnĭz′əm, klŏnĭz′- ]

n.

A succession of clonic spasms.

Medical definitions for clonism (2 of 2)

clonic
[ klŏnĭk, klōnĭk ]

adj.

Of the nature of clonus, marked by contraction and relaxation of muscle.
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