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a·tax·i·a

 (ə-tăk′sē-ə)
n.
1. Loss of the ability to coordinate muscular movement.
2. Any of various degenerative, often hereditary, disorders that are characterized by ataxia and are frequently associated with cerebellar atrophy.

[Greek ataxiā, disorder : a-, not; see a-1 + taxis, order.]

a·tax′ic adj. & n.
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Adj.1.ataxic - lacking motor coordination; marked or caused by ataxia
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ataxic

[əˈtæksɪk] ADJatáxico

ataxic

adjataktisch

ataxic

adj atáxico
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