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lockjaw

[ lok-jaw ]
/ ˈlɒkˌdʒɔ /
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noun Pathology.

tetanus in which the jaws become firmly locked together; trismus.

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Origin of lockjaw

First recorded in 1795–1805; lock1 + jaw1
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British Dictionary definitions for lockjaw

lockjaw
/ (ˈlɒkˌdʒɔː) /

noun

pathol a nontechnical name for trismus, tetanus
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Medical definitions for lockjaw

lockjaw
[ lŏkjô′ ]

n.

tetanus
trismus
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