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English noun: nictation

1. nictation (act) a reflex that closes and opens the eyes rapidly


Synonymsblink, blinking, eye blink, nictitation, wink, winking


Broader (hypernym)inborn reflex, innate reflex, instinctive reflex, physiological reaction, reflex, reflex action, reflex response, unconditioned reflex


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