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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Loss of normal motor function, resulting in impaired muscle movement.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Paralysis of the motor nerves; loss of the power of voluntary motion. Also written acinesia, akinesis.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Med.) Paralysis of the motor nerves; loss of movement.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun medicine The loss of the ability to control motor muscles.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun motionlessness attributable to a temporary paralysis

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Greek akinēsiā : a-, without; see a– + kīnēsis, motion; see –kinesis.]

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