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Pronunciation: mus-i-ta'shun

Definition: Movements of the lips as if speaking, but without sound; observed in delirium, semicoma, and severe Parkinson disease.

[L. mussito, to murmur constantly, fr. musso, pp. -atus, to mutter]

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