noun Pathology.

twitching of individual segments of a muscle.

Origin of myokymia

myo- + -kymia, equivalent to Greek kŷm(a) something swollen + -ia Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for myokymia

Historical Examples of myokymia

  • The myokymia of Kny and Schultze is characterised by fibrillation, pain, hyperidrosis, and changes in electrical excitability.

myokymia in Medicine


[mī′ō-kīmē-ə, -kĭmē-ə]


A benign condition, often familial, characterized by irregular twitching of groups of muscle fibers giving a rippling appearance to the overlying skin.kymatism
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