rigor mortis

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rigor mor·tis

 (môr′tĭs)
n.
Muscular stiffening following death.

[Latin : rigor, stiffness + mortis, genitive of mors, death.]

rigor mortis

(ˈrɪɡə ˈmɔːtɪs)
n
(Pathology) pathol the stiffness of joints and muscular rigidity of a dead body, caused by depletion of ATP in the tissues. It begins two to four hours after death and lasts up to about four days, after which the muscles and joints relax
[C19: Latin, literally: rigidity of death]

rig•or mor•tis

(ˈrɪg ər ˈmɔr tɪs; esp. Brit. ˈraɪ gɔr)
n.
the stiffening of the body after death.
[1830–40; < Latin: literally, stiffness of death]

rig·or mor·tis

(rĭg′ər môr′tĭs)
Stiffening of the muscles after death. It occurs because the energy needed to interrupt the contraction of muscle fibers is no longer being produced.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rigor mortis - temporary stiffness of joints and muscular rigidity occurring after death
physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state - the condition or state of the body or bodily functions
2.rigor mortis - muscular stiffening that begins 2 to 4 hours after death and lasts for about 4 days
rigidification, rigidifying, stiffening - the process of becoming stiff or rigid
Translations

rigor mortis

[ˈrɪgəˈmɔːtɪs] Nrigidez f cadavérica

rigor mortis

[ˌrɪgərˈmɔːrtɪs] nrigidité f cadavérique

rigor mortis

ndie Toten- or Leichenstarre

rigor mortis

[ˌrɪgɔːˈmɔːtɪs] nrigor mortis m inv

rigor mortis

n rigor mortis, rígor mortis m (RAE)