nystagmus

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First attested in 1798. From New Latin nystagmus, from Ancient Greek νυσταγμός (nustagmós, nodding, drowsiness), from νυστάζω (nustázō, nod, be sleepy).

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nystagmus (plural nystagmuses)

  1. (pathology) rapid involuntary eye movement, usually lateral
    • 1970: For months Travis had seen his solitary figure, shoulders hunched inside the flying jacket, in more and more newsreels, as an extra in war films, and then as a patient in an elegant ophthalmic film on nystagmus — JG Ballard, The Atrocity Exhibition

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nystagmus m

  1. nystagmus