from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Tonic spasm or temporary rigidity of one or more muscles, often characteristic of various muscular disorders.
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- n. A symptom of several muscular disorders characterized by the slow relaxation of the muscles after voluntary contraction or electrical stimulation
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A state of continuous muscular contraction.
- n. Same as myotony.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. abnormally long muscular contractions; slow relaxation of a muscle after a contraction
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