contracture

noun con·trac·ture \ kən-ˈtrak-chər \
Updated on: 14 May 2018

Definition of contracture

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

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contracture

noun con·trac·ture \ kən-ˈtrak-chər \

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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