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myotonia

[ mahy-uh-toh-nee-uh ]
/ ˌmaɪ əˈtoʊ ni ə /
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noun Pathology.

tonic muscle spasm or muscular rigidity.

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Origin of myotonia

First recorded in 1895–1900; myo- + -tonia

OTHER WORDS FROM myotonia

my·o·ton·ic [mahy-uh-ton-ik], /ˌmaɪ əˈtɒn ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for myotonia

myotonia
/ (ˌmaɪəˈtəʊnɪə) /

noun

lack of muscle tone, frequently including muscle spasm or rigidityAlso called: amyotonia

Derived forms of myotonia

myotonic (ˌmaɪəˈtɒnɪk), adjective
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Medical definitions for myotonia

myotonia
[ mī′ə-tōnē-ə ]

n.

Delayed relaxation of a muscle after an initial contraction.

Other words from myotonia

my′o•tonic (-tŏnĭk) adj.
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