Definition of Babinski reflex in English:

Babinski reflex

Syllabification: Ba·bin·ski re·flex
Pronunciation: /bəˈbinskē ˌrēfleks


A reflex action in which the big toe remains extended or extends itself when the sole of the foot is stimulated, abnormal except in young infants.
More example sentences
  • He realized since 1896 that the Babinski reflex was part of the flexor reflex synergy.
  • Because of the erroneous assumption that the change in the Babinski reflex was necessarily beyond an individual's volitional control, the experimenters had not employed a control group.
  • The deep reflexes were hyperactive; the Babinski reflexes were positive.


named for Joseph François Felix Babinski (1857–1932), French neurologist.

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