Definition of Tarantism. Meaning of Tarantism. Synonyms of Tarantism
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Definition of Tarantism
Tarantism Tarantism Tar"ant*ism, n. [It. tarantismo: cf. F. tarentisme.
See Tarantula.] (Med.)
A nervous affection producing melancholy, stupor, and an
uncontrollable desire to dance. It was supposed to be
produced by the bite of the tarantula, and considered to be
incapable of cure except by protracted dancing to appropriate
music. [Written also tarentism.]