syn·ki·ne·sis (sĭn'kə-nēʹsĭs, -kī-, sĭng'-) n.
Involuntary movement of muscles or limbs accompanying a voluntary movement.
  syn'ki·netʹic (-nĕtʹĭk) adj.

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