tetanic

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adjective te·tan·ic \te-ˈta-nik\

Definition of tetanic

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

tetanically

play \-ni-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

First Known Use of tetanic

circa 1727


Medical Dictionary

tetanic

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adjective te·tan·ic \te-ˈtan-ik\

Medical Definition of tetanic

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

tetanically

\-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb

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