spasticity

noun spas·tic·i·ty \ spa-ˈsti-sə-tē \
Updated on: 13 May 2018

Definition of spasticity

: a spastic state or condition; especially : muscular hypertonicity with increased tendon reflexes

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First Known Use of spasticity

circa 1827

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spasticity

noun spas·ti·ci·ty \ spa-ˈstis-ət-ē \

medical Definition of spasticity

plural spasticities
: a spastic state or condition; especially : muscular hypertonicity with increased tendon reflexes

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