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festination

[ fes-tuh-ney-shuhn ]
/ ˌfɛs təˈneɪ ʃən /
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noun Pathology.

a gait marked by an involuntary hurrying in walking, observed in certain nerve diseases.

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Origin of festination

1530–40; <Latin festinātiōn- (stem of festinātiō) a hastening. See festinate, -ion
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British Dictionary definitions for festination

festination
/ (ˌfɛstɪˈneɪʃən) /

noun

an involuntary quickening of gait, as in some persons with Parkinson's disease
C16: from Latin festīnātiō, from festīnāre to hasten
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

Medical definitions for festination

festination
[ fĕs′tə-nāshən ]

n.

The acceleration of gait noted in Parkinsonism and similar disorders.
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