vellication

noun
vel·​li·​ca·​tion
plural -s

Definition of vellication

: the act of twitching or of causing to twitch also : a local twitching of a group of muscle fibers

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History and Etymology for vellication

Latin vellication-, vellicatio, from vellicatus (past participle) + -ion-, -io -ion

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“Vellication.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vellication. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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