rapid eye movement
noun Date: 1916 a rapid conjugate movement of the eyes associated especially with REM sleep

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  • rapid eye movement — rap·id eye movement rap əd n a rapid conjugate movement of the eyes associated esp. with REM sleep called also REM * * * (REM) the rapid conjugate movement of the eyes that occurs during REM sleep (see under sleep) …   Medical dictionary

  • rapid eye movement — noun Rapid movement of the eyes, characterising REM sleep …   Wiktionary

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