tetanic

adjective

te·​tan·​ic te-ˈta-nik How to pronounce tetanic (audio)
: of, relating to, being, or tending to produce tetany or tetanus
tetanically adverb

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1727, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tetanic was circa 1727

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Cite this Entry

“Tetanic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tetanic. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

tetanic

adjective
te·​tan·​ic te-ˈtan-ik How to pronounce tetanic (audio)
: of, relating to, being, or tending to produce tetany or tetanus
a tetanic condition
tetanic contractions
tetanically adverb
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