Saltatory spasm

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(Med.) an affection in which pressure of the foot on a floor causes the patient to spring into the air, so as to make repeated involuntary motions of hopping and jumping.
- J. Ross.

See also: Saltatory

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.