risus caninus

[ rīsəs kā-nīnəs ]

n.

The semblance of a grin caused by facial spasm, as in tetanus.canine spasm cynic spasm sardonic grin

Nearby words

  1. risqué,
  2. riss,
  3. rissole,
  4. rissolé,
  5. ristra,
  6. risus sardonicus,
  7. rit.,
  8. rita,
  9. ritalin,
  10. ritardando


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