saccade

noun sac·cade \ 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)

saccadic

play \sa-ˈkä-dik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of saccade

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


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saccade

noun sac·cade \ sa-ˈkäd \

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)

saccadic

play \-ˈkäd-ik\ adjective

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