duration tetany

[ du-rāshən ]

n.

A tonic spasm occurring in degenerated muscles upon application of a strong electric current.

Nearby words

  1. durante,
  2. durante vita,
  3. duranty,
  4. duras,
  5. duration,
  6. durative,
  7. durazzo,
  8. durban,
  9. durban poison,
  10. durbar


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