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Meaning of athetosis

ath•e•to•sis

Pronunciation: (ath"i-tō'sis), [key]
— n. Pathol.
  1. a condition, chiefly in children, of slow, involuntary, wormlike movements of the fingers, toes, hands, and feet, usually resulting from a brain lesion.
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