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Medical Term:

flexibilitas cerea

Pronunciation: flek-si-bil'i-tas se're-a

Definition: The rigidity of catalepsy that may be overcome by slight external force, but returns at once, holding the limb firmly in the new position.

[L. waxy flexibility]

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