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Meaning of LOCKJAW

Pronunciation:  'lâk`jo

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  an acute and serious infection of the central nervous system caused by bacterial infection of open wounds; spasms of the jaw and laryngeal muscles may occur during the late stages

LOCKJAW is a 7 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: tetanus
 See Also: infection



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Lock"jaw`\, n. (Med.)
A contraction of the muscles of the jaw by which its motion
is suspended; a variety of tetanus.

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