Definition of titubation in English:



mass nounMedicine
  • Nodding movement of the head or body, especially as caused by a nervous disorder.

    • ‘For the next act of our little drama I sat silently while she complained, nodding my head so much I looked like a sufferer of rampant titubation.’
    • ‘The titubation is person dependent and can be reduced by a fixation of the human body.’
    • ‘My guess would be that this is simple titubation and will resolve with age.’
    • ‘He was complaining of head titubation which started approximately a year ago.’
    • ‘She has constant titubation and rhythmic jerking of her entire upper and lower extremities, obvious eye nystagmus and difficulty in initiating ocular saccades.’


Mid 17th century: from Latin titubatio(n-), from titubare ‘to totter’.