stepping reflex


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stepping reflex

[′step·iŋ ‚rē‚fleks]
(physiology)
A reflex response of the newborn and young infant, characterized by alternating stepping movements with the legs, as in walking, elicited when the infant is held upright so that both soles touch a flat surface while the infant is moved forward to accompany any step taken.