January 11th, 2013

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Friday word: Apraxia

Apraxia (n): loss or impairment of the ability to execute complex coordinated movements without muscular or sensory impairment
aprac·tic or aprax·ic adjective

Etymology:
New Latin, from Greek, inaction, from a- + praxis action, from prassein to do

First Known Use: circa 1881

For more details and varieties of apraxia, please see here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0004944/