lockjaw

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noun lock·jaw \ˈläk-ˌjȯ\

Definition of lockjaw

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

1803

First Known Use of lockjaw

1803


LOCKJAW Defined for Kids

lockjaw

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noun lock·jaw \ˈläk-ˌjȯ\

Definition of lockjaw for Students

  1. :  tetanus


Medical Dictionary

lockjaw

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noun lock·jaw \ˈläk-ˌjȯ\

Medical Definition of lockjaw

  1. :  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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