An example of nystagmus is when the eyeball suddenly moves from side to side by itself.
Origin of nystagmus
- New Latin from Greek nustagmos drowsiness
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- First attested in 1798. From New Latin nystagmus, from Ancient Greek Î½Ï…ÏƒÏ„Î±Î³Î¼ÏŒÏ‚ (nustagmos, “nodding, drowsiness"), from Î½Ï…ÏƒÏ„Î¬Î¶Ï‰ (nustazÅ, “nod, be sleepy").