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 ?
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.
I escaped the mortal danger of lockjaw; but, through some peculiarity in the action of the poison on my constitution
We wanted to take him ashore at once, but Henry was game; he said he'd be jiggered if he'd leave a school like that for anything short of lockjaw; then he kept fishing away, hauling in hand over fist and groaning between times.
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. Ignorant people think it's the NOISE which fighting cats make that is so aggravating, but it ain't so; it's the sickening grammar they use.
Professor Fatusi said the severity of odontogenic infections can be monitored based on signs such as lockjaw, pain and swelling.
I was missing too many class days, my lockjaw had worsened, and I had to keep my swollen feet higher up my leg.
Peter Cox's well-observed script relates his life and those of the absent characters of family like his grandfather who suffered a cut leg while tagging a lamb leading to his death from "lockjaw" (tetanus) to the serious quad bike accident that needed the "helicopter" (the air ambulance).
I have heard many guides and captains complain about tarpon with "lockjaw" refusing their offerings.
Adacel vaccine is given to people 10 through 64 years of age to help prevent tetanus (lockjaw), diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough).
Which disease characterised by stiffness and spasms is popularly called lockjaw? A Foot and mouth disease B Sciatica C Tuberculosis D Tetanus 12.
Which disease, characterised by stiffness and spasms, is popularly called lockjaw? A Foot and mouth disease B Sciatica C Tuberculosis D Tetanus 12.