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saccade

play
noun sac·cade \sa-ˈkäd\

Definition of saccade

  1. :  a small rapid jerky movement of the eye especially as it jumps from fixation on one point to another (as in reading)

sac·cad·ic play \-ˈkä-dik\ adjective


Origin of saccade

French, twitch, jerk, from Middle French, from saquer to pull, draw


First Known Use: 1938


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saccade

play
noun sac·cade \sa-ˈkäd\

Medical Definition of saccade

  1. :  a small rapid jerky movement of the eye especially as it jumps from fixation on one point to another (as in reading)

  2. sac·cad·ic \-ˈkäd-ik\play adjective




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