[ ŏp′ĭs-thŏtn-əs ]


A tetanic spasm in which the head and feet are drawn backward and the spine arches forward.

Nearby words

  1. opisthorchiasis,
  2. opisthorchis,
  3. opisthorchis felineus,
  4. opisthorchis viverrini,
  5. opisthosoma,
  6. opium,
  7. opium den,
  8. opium poppy,
  9. opium war,
  10. opium wars

Related formso•pistho•tonic (ə-pĭs′thə-tŏnĭk) adj.

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