ABASIA

abasia

(noun) inability to walk

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Noun

abasia (usually uncountable, plural abasias)

(medical) An inability to walk due to a defect in muscular coordination.

Source: Wiktionary


A*ba"si*a, n. [NL.; Gr. - not + a step.] (Med.)

Definition: Inability to coördinate muscular actions properly in walking. - - A*ba"sic (#), a.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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