saltatory spasm

n.

A spasmodic affliction of the muscles of the lower extremities that causes a person to appear to jump when standing.static convulsion

Nearby words

  1. seismic array,
  2. seismic gap,
  3. seismic sea wave,
  4. seismic wave,
  5. seismic waves,
  6. seismism,
  7. seismo-,
  8. seismogram,
  9. seismograph,
  10. seismographic


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