a reflex extension of the great toe with flexion of the other toes, evoked by stroking the sole of the foot: normal in infants but otherwise denoting central nervous system damage.
Babinski’s reflex Ba·bin·ski’s reflex (bə-bĭn’skēz)
An extension of the great toe, sometimes with fanning of the other toes, in response to stroking of the sole of the foot. It is a normal reflex in infants, but is associated with a disturbance of the pyramidal tract in children and adults. Also called Babinski’s sign, toe reflex.
- Babel, tower of
babel, tower of Babel, Tower of [(bay-buhl, bab-uhl)] In the Book of Genesis, a tower that the descendants of Noah built. They intended that the tower would reach up to heaven itself, increase their reputation, and make them like God. God prevented them from completing the tower by confusing their language so that they could […]
noun a tall orchid, Epiblema grandiflorum, of SW Australia with lilac to mauve flowers
an East Indian swine, Babyrousa babyrussa, the male of which has upper canine teeth growing upward through the roof of the mouth and curving toward the eyes, and lower canine teeth growing upward outside the upper jaw. Historical Examples At this time the babirusa may have entered Bouru, since it probably swims as well as […]
Bābī (def 1). Historical Examples Disloyalty was an essential corollary of Babism and not a consequence of the repression and persecution which it met. Bahaism and Its Claims Samuel Graham Wilson The Bahais are ignorant of the dogmas of Babism and of its history and its book. Bahaism and Its Claims Samuel Graham Wilson Babism, […]