noun, plural clo·nus·es. Pathology.
Origin of clonus
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Clonic, klon′ik, adj. pertaining to clonus, with alternate convulsive contractions and relaxations of the muscles (of spasms)—opp.
British Dictionary definitions for clonus
Word Origin for clonus
Word Origin and History for clonus
"violent muscular spasms," 1817, from Modern Latin, from Greek klonos "turmoil, any violent motion; confusion, tumult, press of battle," from PIE *kel- "to drive, set in motion." Related: Clonic; clonicity.