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tris·mus

 (trĭz′məs)
n.

[New Latin, from Greek trismos, a grinding, variant of trigmos, a scream.]

tris′mic (-mĭk) adj.

trismus

(ˈtrɪzməs)
n
(Pathology) pathol the state or condition of being unable to open the mouth because of sustained contractions of the jaw muscles, caused by a form of tetanus. Nontechnical name: lockjaw
[C17: from New Latin, from Greek trismos a grinding]
ˈtrismic adj

tris•mus

(ˈtrɪz məs, ˈtrɪs-)

n., pl. -mus•es.
1. a spasm of the jaw muscles that makes it difficult to open the mouth.
[1685–95; < New Latin < Greek trismós a grinding]
tris′mic, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.trismus - prolonged spasm of the jaw musclestrismus - prolonged spasm of the jaw muscles  
cramp, muscle spasm, spasm - a painful and involuntary muscular contraction
Translations

tris·mus

Gr. trismus, espasmo de los músculos de la masticación debido a una condición patológica.

trismus

n trismo
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