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Meaning of TORTICOLLIS

Pronunciation:  `tortu'kâlis

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an unnatural condition in which the head leans to one side because the neck muscles on that side are contracted
 

TORTICOLLIS is a 11 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: wryneck
 
 See Also: abnormal condition, abnormalcy, abnormality

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Tor`ti*col"lis\, n. [F. toricolis; L. torquere,
tortum, to twist + collum the neck.] (Med.)
See {Wryneck}.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Torticollis is a condition characterized by a fibrotic, contracted sternocleidomastoid muscle which tiltis the head to the ipsilateral side and turns the face to the contralateral side.
 

 

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