myotonia

noun
myo·​to·​nia | \ ˌmī-ə-ˈtō-nē-ə How to pronounce myotonia (audio) \

Definition of myotonia

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

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Other Words from myotonia

myotonic \ ˌmī-​ə-​ˈtä-​nik How to pronounce myotonia (audio) \ adjective

Examples of myotonia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Because myotonia congenita is a recessive gene, goats that are crossbred with other breeds typically do not display fainting behaviors. Sarah Gibbens, National Geographic, 16 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of myotonia

1886, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for myotonia

New Latin

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“Myotonia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/myotonia. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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myotonia

noun
myo·​to·​nia | \ ˌmī-ə-ˈtō-nē-ə How to pronounce myotonia (audio) \

Medical Definition of myotonia

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

Other Words from myotonia

myotonic \ -​ˈtän-​ik How to pronounce myotonia (audio) \ adjective

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