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English noun: tetanus

1. tetanus (state) 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


Synonymslockjaw


Broader (hypernym)infection

2. tetanus (act) a sustained muscular contraction resulting from a rapid series of nerve impulses


Broader (hypernym)contraction, muscle contraction, muscular contraction









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