tetanic

adjective
te·​tan·​ic | \ te-ˈta-nik How to pronounce tetanic (audio) \

Definition of tetanic

: of, relating to, being, or tending to produce tetany or tetanus

Other Words from tetanic

tetanically \ te-​ˈta-​ni-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce tetanically (audio) \ adverb

First Known Use of tetanic

circa 1727, in the meaning defined above

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“Tetanic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tetanic. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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tetanic

adjective
te·​tan·​ic | \ te-ˈtan-ik How to pronounce tetanic (audio) \

Medical Definition of tetanic

: of, relating to, being, or tending to produce tetany or tetanus a tetanic condition tetanic contractions

Other Words from tetanic

tetanically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce tetanically (audio) \ adverb

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