[ fes-tuh-ney-shuh n ]
/ ˌfɛs təˈneɪ ʃən /
a gait marked by an involuntary hurrying in walking, observed in certain nerve diseases.
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British Dictionary definitions for festination
/ (ˌfɛstɪˈneɪʃən) /
an involuntary quickening of gait, as in some persons with Parkinson's disease
Word Origin for festination
C16: from Latin festīnātiō, from festīnāre to hasten
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Medicine definitions for festination
[ fĕs′tə-nā′shən ]
The acceleration of gait noted in Parkinsonism and similar disorders.
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