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Definition of lickjaw

Tetanus Tet"a*nus, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? stretched, ? to stretch.] 1. (Med.) 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.

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