lockjaw

[ lok-jaw ]
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nounPathology.
  1. tetanus in which the jaws become firmly locked together; trismus.

Origin of lockjaw

1
First recorded in 1795–1805; lock1 + jaw1

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lockjaw

/ (ˈlɒkˌdʒɔː) /


noun
  1. pathol a nontechnical name for trismus, tetanus

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