"tetanus" Definition

  1. n. A painful and usually fatal disease, resulting generally from a wound, and having as its principal symptom persistent spasm of the voluntary muscles. When the muscles of the lower jaw are affected, it is called locked-jaw, or lickjaw, and it takes various names from the various incurvations of the body resulting from the spasm.
  2. n. That condition of a muscle in which it is in a state of continued vibratory contraction, as when stimulated by a series of induction shocks.

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Position in dictionary: 99905 of 111710 words.
Word Type: n., n.,
Words that start with "tetanus": 1
Words that end with "tetanus": 1
Words that contain "tetanus": 1
Next words in dictionary: tetany, tetard, tetartohedral, tetartohedrism, tetaug, tetchiness, tetchy, tete, tete-a-tete, tete-de-pont
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English Dictionary Definition of tetanus

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