saccade


sac·cade

noun \sa-ˈkäd\

Definition of SACCADE

:  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 \-ˈkä-dik\ adjective

Origin of SACCADE

French, twitch, jerk, from Middle French, from saquer to pull, draw
First Known Use: 1938

sac·cade

noun \sa-ˈkäd\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SACCADE

: 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 \-ˈkäd-ik\ adjective

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