myoclonus

noun
my·​oc·​lo·​nus | \ˌmī-ˈä-klə-nəs \

Definition of myoclonus 

: irregular involuntary contraction of a muscle usually resulting from functional disorder of controlling motor neurons also : a condition characterized by myoclonus

Other Words from myoclonus

myoclonic \ ˌmī-​ə-​ˈklä-​nik \ adjective

First Known Use of myoclonus

1883, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for myoclonus

New Latin

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myoclonus

noun
my·​oc·​lo·​nus | \ˌmī-ˈäk-lə-nəs \

Medical Definition of myoclonus 

: irregular involuntary contraction of a muscle usually resulting from functional disorder of controlling motor neurons also : a condition characterized by myoclonus

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