helicopodia

hel·i·co·pod gait

a gait, seen in some conversion reactions or hysteric disorders, in which the feet describe half circles.
Synonym(s): helicopodia
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hel·i·co·pod gait

(hel'i-kō-pod gāt)
A gait, seen in some conversion reactions or hysteric disorders, in which the feet move in half circles.
Synonym(s): helicopodia.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

helicopodia

(hĕl″ĭ-kō-pō′dē-ă) [″ + pous, foot]
A peculiar movement in which the foot, when brought forward, drags and describes a partial arc, resulting in a gait such as that seen in spastic hemiplegia.
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