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myotonia

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noun myo·to·nia \ˌmī-ə-ˈtō-nē-ə\

Definition of myotonia

  1. :  tonic spasm of one or more muscles; also :  a condition characterized by such spasms

myotonic

play \-ˈtä-nik\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of myotonia

New Latin


First Known Use: 1886

Rhymes with myotonia


Medical Dictionary

myotonia

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noun myo·to·nia \ˌmī-ə-ˈtō-nē-ə\

Medical Definition of myotonia

  1. :  tonic spasm of one or more muscles; also :  a condition characterized by such spasms

myotonic

\-ˈtän-ik\play adjective



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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of myotonia Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about myotonia


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