contracture


con·trac·ture

noun \kən-ˈtrak-chər\

Definition of CONTRACTURE

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

First Known Use of CONTRACTURE

1658

Rhymes with CONTRACTURE

con·trac·ture

noun \kən-ˈtrak-chər\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CONTRACTURE

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

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