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lockjaw

noun lock·jaw \ˈläk-ˌj\

Definition of LOCKJAW

:  an early symptom of tetanus characterized by spasm of the jaw muscles and inability to open the jaws; also :  tetanus

First Known Use of LOCKJAW

1803

lockjaw

noun lock·jaw \ˈläk-ˌj\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of LOCKJAW

:  an early symptom of tetanus characterized by spasm of the jaw muscles and inability to open the jaws; also :  tetanus 1a

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