ataxo-, ataxia-

(Greek: disorder, without order)

1. Loss of the ability to coordinate muscular movement.
2. The inability to coordinate voluntary muscle movements; unsteady movements and staggering gait.
Extreme irregularity in the action of the heart.
Difficulty in combining into an integrated whole the various symbols comprising a word or phrase.
The inability to differentiate between dreams and reality.
parataxis, paratactic
1. The juxtaposition of clauses or phrases without the use of coordinating or subordinating conjunctions; as, "It was cold; the snows came."
2. The sequential ordering of proposition or clauses, without an indication of the relation (or co-ordination or subordination) between them by means of connecting words; the joining of sentences, phrases, or clauses without the use of conjunctive words; for example, "I came, I saw, I conquered." or "Drive carefully, the road is wet."
3. The attitudes, ideas, and experiences accumulated during personality development that are not effectively assimilated or integrated into the growing repository of the other attitudes, ideas, and experiences of an individual's personality.
Ataxia which involves the movements of the proximal (nearest) parts of a limb or limbs.
1. Disordered power of concentration.
2. Mental confusion; the inability to fix one's attention on anything or to make any sustained mental effort.
1. The dissociation between affect (reaction to a stimulus) and intellect; the separating of the emotions from other mental phenomena. It is considered characteristic of schizophrenia; also intrapsychic ataxia.
2. The separatiion of ideas and affect (external stimulus) as seen in schizophrenic disorders; the inappropriateness of affect (reactions to stimuli, including feelings, emotions, and moods).
Arrangement of semaphylls (petals, sepals, tepals); primarily, pollinator attracting in function.