myotonia

noun
myo·​to·​nia | \ˌmī-ə-ˈtō-nē-ə \

Definition of myotonia 

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

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myotonic \ -​ˈtä-​nik \ adjective

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Because myotonia congenita is a recessive gene, goats that are crossbred with other breeds typically do not display fainting behaviors. Sarah Gibbens, National Geographic, "Why 'Fainting Goats' Really Collapse in Fear," 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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The first known use of myotonia was in 1886

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myotonia

noun
myo·​to·​nia | \ˌmī-ə-ˈtō-nē-ə \

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 \ adjective

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