claudication

noun
clau·di·ca·tion | \ˌklȯ-də-ˈkā-shən \

Definition of claudication 

: the quality or state of being lame : limping

First Known Use of claudication

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for claudication

Latin claudication-, claudicatio, from claudicare to limp, from claudus lame

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claudication

noun
clau·di·ca·tion | \ˌklȯd-ə-ˈkā-shən \

Medical Definition of claudication 

1 : the quality or state of being lame

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