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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
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