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)
References in classic literature ?
They are in a state of extreme contraction, far exceeding the usual rigor mortis.
The dead don't sigh, and for all practical purposes I was that, except for the final consummation, the growing cold, the rigor mortis - that blessed state
His muscles were set as hard as a board in the most exaggerated rigor mortis, while the contraction of the fibres had drawn his mouth into a hard sardonic grin.
Physical and forensic anthropologists attest that with rigor mortis, bacteria within the body takes the lead, maggots or flesh eaters emerge, which consume in a week 60 percent of the human body.
While ultimately this process leads to rigor mortis, in the shorter term, your muscles may contract.
In July 2016, w revealed the body of a patient who died in A&E had gone unnoticed for so long, rigor mortis set in.
Erwin Erfe explained that decomposition has not yet set in but rigor mortis or postmortem rigidity indicated that De Guzman has been dead for more than 12 hours.
The interior is spacious for a GT, with rear seats conformable enough to accommodate passengers on a long journey without the risk of rigor mortis - a definite improvement on predecessors.
But it prompts a backward focus that stops the game's fresh vision flourishing, despite the intriguing Twin Peaks-ish community all ignoring the murdered outsider pixelating into rigor mortis on the edge of town.
By the time we could say goodbye properly and kiss him, rigor mortis had set in.
A court heard the Orrs had been researching rigor mortis and wanted to quiz the woman about how quickly the emergency services had been called.
A court heard the Orrs had been researching rigor mortis and wanted to question the woman about how quickly the emergency services had been called.