nictitation

noun
a reflex that closes and opens the eyes rapidly
Syn: ↑blink, ↑eye blink, ↑blinking, ↑wink, ↑winking, ↑nictation
Derivationally related forms: ↑nictate (for: ↑nictation), ↑nictitate, ↑wink (for: ↑winking), ↑wink (for: ↑wink), ↑blink (for: ↑blinking), ↑blink (for: ↑blink)
Hypernyms:
Hyponyms: ↑palpebration

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  • Nictitation — Nic ti*ta tion, n. The act of winking. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nictitation — nictation [ niktasjɔ̃ ] ou nictitation [ niktitasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1814, 1868; lat. nictatio 1 ♦ Zool. Clignotement des paupières. 2 ♦ Méd. Clignements fréquents de durée prolongée, dus à la contraction spasmodique des orbiculaires des paupières.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • nictitation — noun /nɪktɪˈteɪʃən/ Winking, blinking I saw a couple, later identified for me as Mr Colt, a local lawyer, and his wife, whose blundering Cadillac half entered my driveway before retreating in a flurry of luminous nictitation. See Also: nictitate …   Wiktionary

  • nictitation — nictation ou nictitation (ni kta sion ou ni kti ta sion) s. f. Terme didactique synonyme de clignotement. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Lat. nictare, clignoter …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • nictitation — See nictitate. * * * …   Universalium

  • nictitation — Winking. SYN: nictation. [L. nicto, pp. atus, to wink, fr. nico, to beckon] * * * n. exaggerated and frequent blinking or winking of the eyes. * * * nic·ti·ta·tion (nik″tĭ taґshən) [L. nictitare to wink] winking …   Medical dictionary

  • nictitation — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A brief closing of the eyes: blink, nictation, wink. See SEE …   English dictionary for students

  • nictitation — nɪktɪ teɪʃn n. act of winking; blinking …   English contemporary dictionary

  • nictitation — nic·ti·ta·tion …   English syllables

  • nictitation — n. exaggerated and frequent blinking or winking of the eyes …   The new mediacal dictionary

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