Claudication definition

klôdĭ-kāshən
(med.) Lameness, esp. when caused by an impaired flow of blood to the leg muscles.
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A halt or lameness in a person's walk; a limp.
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A halt or lameness in a person's walk; a limp.
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A specific limp caused by this pain.
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Origin of claudication

  • Middle English claudicacioun from Latin claudicātiō claudicātiōn- from claudicātus past participle of claudicāre to limp from claudus lame

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition