synkinesis

[ sĭn′kə-nēsĭs, -kī-, sĭng′- ]

n.

Involuntary movement of muscles or limbs accompanying a voluntary movement.

Nearby words

  1. syngenesis,
  2. syngenetic,
  3. syngraft,
  4. synizesis,
  5. synkaryon,
  6. synnema,
  7. synod,
  8. synod of whitby,
  9. synodic,
  10. synodic month

Related formssyn′ki•netic (-nĕtĭk) adj.


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