dystonia

[ dis-toh-nee-uh ]
/ dɪsˈtoʊ ni ə /

noun Pathology.

abnormal tone of any tissue.

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Origin of dystonia

OTHER WORDS FROM dystonia

dys·ton·ic [dis-ton-ik] /dɪsˈtɒn ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for dystonic

dystonia
/ (dɪsˈtəʊnɪə) /

noun

a neurological disorder, caused by disease of the basal ganglia, in which the muscles of the trunk, shoulders, and neck go into spasm, so that the head and limbs are held in unnatural positions

Word Origin for dystonia

from dys- + -tonia from Greek tonos tension, from teinen to stretch
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Medical definitions for dystonic

dystonia
[ dĭs-tōnē-ə ]

n.

Abnormal tonicity of tissue.

Other words from dystonia

dys•tonic (-tŏnĭk) adj.
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