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saccade

 [sah-kād´]
the series of involuntary, abrupt, rapid, small movements or jerks of both eyes simultaneously in changing the point of fixation. adj., adj saccad´ic.

sac·cade

(să-kād'),
Rapid eye movement to redirect the line of sight.
[Fr. saccade, sudden check of a horse]

saccade

/sac·cade/ (sah-kād´) [Fr.] the series of involuntary, abrupt, rapid, small movements or jerks of both eyes simultaneously in changing the point of fixation.saccad´ic

saccade

(să-käd′, sə-)
n.
A rapid intermittent eye movement, as that which occurs when the eyes fix on one point after another in the visual field.

sac·cad′ic adj.

saccade

[sakād′, sak′ədā′]
Etymology: Fr, saccader, to jerk
abrupt, rapid small movements of both eyes.

sac·cade

(să-kahd')
A rapid movement of both eyes from one target to another; a sequence of such movements allows precise scanning of the field and is necessary for smooth reading.
See also: saccadic movement
[Fr. saccade, sudden check of a horse]

saccade

a rapid movement of the eyes as they move from one fixation point to another or track a moving object.

saccade

the series of involuntary, abrupt, rapid, small movements or jerks of both eyes simultaneously in changing the point of fixation.
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So the saccades are strongly limited in their spatial extents to less than a degree of visual angle [32].
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