• synonyms


[ dis-ki-nee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh, -kahy- ]
/ ˌdɪs kɪˈni ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə, -kaɪ- /

noun Pathology.

difficulty or abnormality in performing voluntary muscular movements.

Nearby words

dyshidrosis, dyskaryosis, dyskeratoma, dyskeratosis, dyskeratosis congenita, dyskinesia, dyskinesia algera, dyskinesia intermittens, dyslalia, dyslexia, dyslexic

Origin of dyskinesia

1700–10; < New Latin < Greek dyskīnēsía; see dys-, -kinesia
Related formsdys·ki·net·ic [dis-ki-net-ik, -kahy-] /ˌdɪs kɪˈnɛt ɪk, -kaɪ-/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for dyskinesia


/ (dɪskɪˈniːzɪə) /


involuntary repetitive movements, such as those occurring in chorea

Word Origin for dyskinesia

dys- + -kinesia from Greek kinesis movement
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medicine definitions for dyskinesia


[ dĭs′kə-nēzhə, -kī- ]


An impairment in the ability to control movements, characterized by spasmodic or repetitive motions or lack of coordination.
Related formsdys′ki•netic (-nĕtĭk) adj.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.