nystagmus

noun nys·tag·mus \ ni-ˈstag-məs \

Definition of nystagmus

: involuntary usually rapid movement of the eyeballs occurring normally with dizziness during and after bodily rotation or abnormally following head injury or as a symptom of disease

nystagmic

play \ni-ˈstag-mik\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of nystagmus

New Latin, from Greek nystagmos drowsiness, from nystazein to doze; probably akin to Lithuanian snusti to doze


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nystagmus

noun nys·tag·mus \ nis-ˈtag-məs \

medical Definition of nystagmus

: involuntary usually rapid movement of the eyeballs (as from side to side) occurring normally with dizziness during and after bodily rotation or abnormally following head injury or as a symptom of disease

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