Resembling athetosis.

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ath·e·toid 'ath-ə-.tȯid adj exhibiting or characteristic of athetosis <\athetoid children> <\athetoid movements>
athetoid n an athetoid individual

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ath·e·toid (athґə-toid) [Gr. athetos not fixed + -oid form] resembling or affected with athetosis.

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