risus sardonicus

noun
ri·sus sar·do·ni·cus | \ˈrī-səs-ˌsär-ˈdän-i-kəs, ˈrē- \

Medical Definition of risus sardonicus 

: a facial expression characterized by raised eyebrows and grinning distortion of the face resulting from spasm of facial muscles especially in tetanus

Learn More about risus sardonicus

Share risus sardonicus

Dictionary Entries near risus sardonicus

Risperdal

risperidone

ristocetin

risus sardonicus

Ritalin

ritodrine

ritonavir

Comments on risus sardonicus

What made you want to look up risus sardonicus? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

one that holds something together

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!