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A contracted state of the neck muscles that causes the neck to rotate and tilt sideways, forwards, or backwards. Also called wryneck.
[New Latin : Latin tortus, twisted, past participle of torquēre, to twist; see terkw- in Indo-European roots + collum, neck; see kwel- in Indo-European roots.]
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(Pathology) pathol an abnormal position of the head, usually with the neck bent to one side, caused congenitally by contracture of muscles, muscular spasm, etc
[C19: New Latin, from Latin tortus twisted (from torquēre to twist) + collum neck]
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tor•ti•col•lis(ˌtɔr tɪˈkɒl ɪs)
a condition in which the neck is twisted and the head inclined to one side, caused by spasmodic contraction of the muscles of the neck. Also called wryneck.
[1805–15; < New Latin, = Latin tort(us) twisted (see tort) + -i- -i- + coll(um) neck + -is n. suffix]
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a condition characterized by involuntary contraction of the cervical muscles, causing a twisting of the neck; wryneck.See also: Body, Human
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|Noun||1.||torticollis - an unnatural condition in which the head leans to one side because the neck muscles on that side are contracted|
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n. tortícolis, espasmo tonicoclónico de los músculos del cuello que causa torsión cervical e inmovilidad de la cabeza;
rheumatoid ___ → ___ reumática;
spasmodic ___ → ___ espasmódica.
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