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diadochokinesia

[ dahy-ad-uh-koh-ki-nee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh, -kahy- ]
/ daɪˌæd ə koʊ kɪˈni ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə, -kaɪ- /
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noun Medicine/Medical.
the normal ability to perform rapidly alternating muscular movements, as flexion and extension.
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Also di·ad·o·cho·ki·ne·sis [dahy-ad-uh-koh-ki-nee-sis, -kahy-], /daɪˈæd ə koʊ kɪˈni sɪs, -kaɪ-/, di·ad·oko·ki·ne·sia, di·ad·o·ko·ki·ne·sis.

Origin of diadochokinesia

<Greek diádocho(s) succeeding, verbid of diadéchesthai to succeed (dia-dia- + déchesthai to take up) + -kinesia
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Medical definitions for diadochokinesia

diadochokinesia
[ dī-ăd′ə-kō-kĭ-nēzhə, -kī- ]

n.
The normal power of alternately bringing a limb into opposite positions, as flexion and extension or pronation and supination.

Other words from diadochokinesia

di•ad•o•cho•ki•net•ic (-nĕtĭk) adj.
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