vellication


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vellication

a twitching, as of a part of the body; convulsive movement of a muscle.
See also: Body, Human
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Noun1.vellication - a sudden muscle spasmvellication - a sudden muscle spasm; especially one caused by a nervous condition
cramp, muscle spasm, spasm - a painful and involuntary muscular contraction
tic - a local and habitual twitching especially in the face
blepharism - condition in which a person blinks continuously
fibrillation - muscular twitching involving individual muscle fibers acting without coordination
fasciculation - muscular twitching of contiguous groups of muscle fibers