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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.
tetanus in which the jaws become firmly locked together; trismus.
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|Noun||1.||lockjaw - 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
lockjaw[ˈlɒkdʒɔː] N → trismo m
lockjaw[ˈlɒkˌdʒɔː] n → tetano
n. tétano; pasmo. V.: tetanus