1. Loss of the ability to coordinate muscular movement.
2. Any of various degenerative, often hereditary, disorders that are characterized by ataxia and are frequently associated with cerebellar atrophy.
[Greek ataxiā, disorder : a-, not; see A-1 + taxis, order.]
a·taxic adj. & n.
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