synkinesis

noun
syn·​ki·​ne·​sis | \ -ˈnē-səs How to pronounce synkinesis (audio) \
plural synkineses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce synkineses (audio) \

Medical Definition of synkinesis

: involuntary movement in one part when another part is moved : an associated movement

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“Synkinesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/synkinesis. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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