ataxy, n. [NL. ataxia, Gr. , fr. out of order; 'a priv. + ordered, arranged, to put in order: cf. F. ataxie.].
Locomotor ataxia. See Locomotor.
Disorder; irregularity. Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster]
Irregularity in disease, or in the functions. [1913 Webster]
Loss of coordination in the voluntary muscles, especially the limbs; an inability to coordinate voluntary muscle movements; it results in unsteady movements and a staggering gait. See also locomotor ataxia, an ataxia which occurs when attempting to perform coordinated muscular movements. [WordNet 1.5]