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clo·nus

 (klō′nəs)
n. pl. clo·nus·es
An abnormality in neuromuscular activity characterized by rapidly alternating muscular contraction and relaxation.

[New Latin, from Greek klonos, turmoil.]

clon′ic (klŏn′ĭk, klō′nĭk) adj.
clo·nic′i·ty (klō-nĭs′ĭ-tē, klŏ-), clo′nism (klō′nĭz′əm, klŏn′ĭz′əm) n.

clonus

(ˈkləʊnəs)
n
(Pathology) a type of convulsion characterized by rapid contraction and relaxation of a muscle
[C19: from New Latin, from Greek klonos turmoil]
clonic adj
clonicity n

clo•nus

(ˈkloʊ nəs)

n., pl. -nus•es.
a rapid succession of flexions and extensions of a muscle group during movement, often symptomatic of a nervous system disorder.
[1810–20; < New Latin < Greek klónos turmoil]
clon•ic (ˈklɒn ɪk) adj.
clo•nic•i•ty (kloʊˈnɪs ɪ ti, klɒ-) n.
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Noun1.clonus - convulsion characterized by alternating contractions and relaxations
convulsion - violent uncontrollable contractions of muscles
Translations

clo·nus

n. Gr. clono, serie de contracciones rápidas y rítmicas de un músculo.

clonus

n clonus m
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