noun Pathology.

the inability to conform muscular action to desired movements because of faulty judgment of distance.

Nearby words

  1. dysmature,
  2. dysmaturity,
  3. dysmelia,
  4. dysmenorrhea,
  5. dysmenorrhoea,
  6. dysmimia,
  7. dysmnesia,
  8. dysmorphism,
  9. dysmorphogenesis,
  10. dysmorphology

Origin of dysmetria

1910–15; < New Latin < Greek dys- dys- + métr(on) a measure + -ia -ia

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Medicine definitions for dysmetria


[dĭs-mētrē-ə, -mĕtrē-ə]


An inability or impaired ability to accurately control the range of movement in muscular acts.

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