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One entry found for tetanus.
Main Entry: tet·a·nus
Pronunciation: primarystresstet-schwa-nschwas
Function: noun
1 : a dangerous infectious disease marked by contraction of the muscles especially of the jaws and caused by a poison made by a bacterium that usually enters the body through a wound -- compare LOCKJAW
2 : contraction of a muscle for a much longer time than normal that results from rapidly repeated motor nerve impulses

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