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  • n. tonic spasm; any disease characterized by tonic spasms, such as tetanus or trismus

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Tonic spasm; -- applied generically to denote any disease characterized by tonic spasms, as tetanus, trismus, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as entasis, 2.


From Ancient Greek. See entasis. (Wiktionary)


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