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risus sardonicus

/ (ˈriːsəs sɑːˈdɒnɪkəs) /
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noun
pathol fixed contraction of the facial muscles resulting in a peculiar distorted grin, caused esp by tetanusAlso called: trismus cynicus (ˈtrɪzməs ˈsɪnɪkəs)
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Word Origin for risus sardonicus

C17: New Latin, literally: sardonic laugh

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