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waddling gait
medical dictionary

Rolling gait in which the weight-bearing hip is not stabilised; it bulges outward with each step, while the opposite side of the pelvis drops, resulting in alternating lateral trunk movements; due to gluteus medius muscle weakness, and seen with muscular dystrophies, among other disorders.

Synonyms: waddle.

(05 Mar 2000)

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