orthotonus

noun
or·​thot·​o·​nus | \ ȯ(r)ˈthätᵊnəs \
plural -es

Definition of orthotonus

: tetanic spasm characterized by rigid straightness of the body

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History and Etymology for orthotonus

New Latin, from orth- + Latin tonus tension, tone

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“Orthotonus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/orthotonus. Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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