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contracture

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noun con·trac·ture \kən-ˈtrak-chər\

Definition of contracture

  1. :  a permanent shortening (as of muscle, tendon, or scar tissue) producing deformity or distortion



1658

First Known Use of contracture

1658

Rhymes with contracture


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contracture

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noun con·trac·ture \kən-ˈtrak-chər\

Medical Definition of contracture

  1. :  a permanent shortening (as of muscle, tendon, or scar tissue) producing deformity or distortion—see dupuytren's contracture




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