Lockjaw meaning

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An early sign of tetanus, in which there is difficulty opening the jaw because of a tonic spasm of the muscles of mastication.
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An early sign of tetanus, in which there is difficulty opening the jaw because of a tonic spasm of the muscles of mastication.
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(pathology) A spasmodic, nervous system disease brought on by the tetanus bacteria. It causes muscles to seize up and may cause death by suffocation.
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