lockjaw

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noun lock·jaw \ ˈläk-ˌjȯ \

Definition of lockjaw

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

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First Known Use of lockjaw

1768


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lockjaw

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noun lock·jaw \ ˈläk-ˌjȯ \

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lockjaw

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noun lock·jaw \ ˈläk-ˌjȯ \

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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