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opisthotonos

[ ŏp′ĭs-thŏtn-əs ]
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n.
A tetanic spasm in which the head and feet are drawn backward and the spine arches forward.
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Other words from opisthotonos

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