[ sa-kahd, suh- ]
/ sæˈkɑd, sə- /
the act of checking a horse quickly with a single strong pull of the reins.
Ophthalmology. the series of small, jerky movements of the eyes when changing focus from one point to another.
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Origin of saccade
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British Dictionary definitions for saccade
/ (səˈkɑːd, -ˈkeɪd) /
the movement of the eye when it makes a sudden change of fixation, as in reading
a sudden check given to a horse
Word Origin for saccade
C18: from French: a jerk on the reins of a horse
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Medical definitions for saccade
[ să-käd′, sə- ]
A rapid intermittent eye movement, as that which occurs when the eyes fix on one point after another in the visual field.
Other words from saccadesac•cad′ic (-kä′dĭk) adj.
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