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Meaning of OPISTHOTONOS

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  severe spasm in which the back arches and the head bends back and heels flex toward the back
 

OPISTHOTONOS is a 12 letter word that starts with O.

 

 See Also: cramp, muscle spasm, spasm

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Op`is*thot"o*nos\, n. [NL., from Gr. ? backwards +
? a stretching.] (Med.)
A tetanic spasm in which the body is bent backwards and
stiffened.

 

 

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