- a disturbance of body equilibrium in standing or walking, resulting in an uncertain gait and trembling, especially resulting from diseases of the cerebellum.
Origin of titubation
1635–45; < Latin titubātiōn- (stem of titubātiō) a staggering, equivalent to titubāt(us), past participle of titubāre to stagger + -iōn- -ion
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- a disordered gait characterized by stumbling or staggering, often caused by a lesion of the cerebellum
- Also called: lingual titubation stuttering or stammering
C17: from Latin titubātiō, from titubāre to reel
- The staggering or stumbling gait that is characteristic of certain nervous disorders.