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1. A halt or lameness in a person's walk; a limp.

[Middle English claudicacioun, from Latin claudicātiō, claudicātiōn-, from claudicātus, past participle of claudicāre, to limp, from claudus, lame.]


1. (Pathology) limping; lameness
2. (Pathology) pathol short for intermittent claudication
[C18: from Latin claudicātiō, from claudicāre, from claudus lame]


(ˌklɔ dɪˈkeɪ ʃən)

a limp or a lameness.
[1375–1425; < Latin claudicātiō <claudicā(re) to limp <claudus lame]


a limp or limping movement.
See also: Body, Human, Walking
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.claudication - disability of walking due to crippling of the legs or feetclaudication - disability of walking due to crippling of the legs or feet
disability of walking - a disability that interferes with or prevents walking
intermittent claudication - lameness due to pain in leg muscles because the blood supply is inadequate; pain subsides with rest


n claudicación f; intermittent — claudicación intermitente
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