noun, plural tris·mus·es. Pathology.
Origin of trismus
Examples from the Web for trismus
In a few cases epileptic attacks and trismus have been observed.Poisons: Their Effects and Detection|Alexander Wynter Blyth
He also reports cases in which trismus and spasm of the glottis have been present.
Trismus is not uncommon, and clonic spasms frequently affect the limbs.
The doctor goes into an explanation, which lasts a quarter of an hour, of the trismus, employing the most scientific terms.The Petty Troubles of Married Life, Complete|Honore de Balzac
He was doing well until nearly a fortnight after the injury, when nervous irritation and trismus set in, and he sank.A Treatise on Gunshot Wounds|Thomas Longmore
British Dictionary definitions for trismus
Word Origin for trismus
Word Origin and History for trismus
1690s, Modern Latin, from Greek trismos "a scream; a grinding, rasping," akin to trizein "to chirp, gnash."