lockjaw


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lock·jaw

 (lŏk′jô′)
n.
1. See tetanus.
2. An early sign of tetanus, in which there is difficulty opening the jaw because of a tonic spasm of the muscles of mastication. Also called trismus.

lockjaw

(ˈlɒkˌdʒɔː)
n
(Pathology) pathol a nontechnical name for trismus, tetanus

lock•jaw

(ˈlɒkˌdʒɔ)

n.
tetanus in which the jaws become firmly locked together; trismus.
[1795–1805]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lockjaw - an acute and serious infection of the central nervous system caused by bacterial infection of open woundslockjaw - an acute and serious infection of the central nervous system caused by bacterial infection of open wounds; spasms of the jaw and laryngeal muscles may occur during the late stages
infection - the pathological state resulting from the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms
Translations

lockjaw

[ˈlɒkdʒɔː] Ntrismo m

lockjaw

[ˈlɒkdʒɔː] ntétanos mlock-keeper [ˈlɒkkiːpər] néclusier/ière m/flock-out lockout [ˈlɒkaʊt] (US) n (INDUSTRY)lock-out m, grève f patronale

lockjaw

[ˈlɒkˌdʒɔː] ntetano

lock·jaw

n. tétano; pasmo. V.: tetanus

lockjaw

n (fam, ant) tétanos
References in classic literature ?
Well, a cat does--but you let a cat get excited once; you let a cat get to pulling fur with another cat on a shed, nights, and you'll hear grammar that will give you the lockjaw.
And he honestly thought he was, too; and so he had no one to blame but himself when his voice caught on the center occasionally and gave him the lockjaw.
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They include fever, headache, plus muscle stiffness in the arms, neck and back and in the jaw - hence the name lockjaw.
The plot centres on an inferno at struggling music venue the Lockjaw Club.
Black Bolt, the team's leader, cannot speak due to his voice having the ability to cause complete destruction and the team also features Lockjaw, an Inhuman turned into a dog by Terrigen Mists, who has the ability to teleport.
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Not that it mattered to Chris Eccleston's corrupt, dipso city councillor who, after managing to drink more than a cross-channel swimmer with lockjaw, had developed a case of the vodka sweats so severe that, even when indoors, he looked as though he'd been dipped in vaseline.
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Frazer and Walsh first conducted test tube experiments with emulsified olive oil and the toxins of the diphtheria germ and tetanus or lockjaw.