Rigidity of the extensor muscles of a joint that gives resistance to passive flexion but gives way abruptly to allow easy flexion, resulting from an exaggeration of the stretch reflex.clasp-knife rigidity
Wednesday Winner: Snickersnee
Today’s Word of the Day was chosen by Bill L. from Milford, DE who learned it from his coworker. Snickersnee means “a knife, especially one used as a weapon.” Submit your favorite word here and it could be chosen as one of our Word of the Day selections! Sounds more like a laughing, sneezing snack food than a weapon #WordOfTheDay – snickersnee: http://t.co/lDQgDnbDcp @dictionarycom — Jeremy …
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