Medical Dictionary


noun tor·ti·col·lis \ˌtrt-ə-ˈkäl-əs\

Medical Definition of TORTICOLLIS

:  a twisting of the neck to one side that results in abnormal carriage of the head and is usually caused by muscle spasms—called also wryneck


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