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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.
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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
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lockjaw[ˈlɒkdʒɔː] N → trismo m
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lockjaw[ˈlɒkdʒɔː] n → tétanos mlock-keeper [ˈlɒkkiːpər] n → éclusier/ière m/flock-out lockout [ˈlɒkaʊt] (US) n (INDUSTRY) → lock-out m, grève f patronale
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lockjaw[ˈlɒkˌdʒɔː] n → tetano
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n. tétano; pasmo. V.: tetanus
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lockjawn (fam, ant) tétanos
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