Torticollis meaning

tôr'tĭ-kŏl'ĭs
A contracted state of the neck muscles that causes the neck to rotate and tilt sideways, forwards, or backwards.
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A condition of persistent involuntary contraction of the neck muscles, causing the head to be twisted to an abnormal position.
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A contracted state of the neck muscles that causes the neck to rotate and tilt sideways, forwards, or backwards.
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A medical condition in which the neck muscles contract causing the neck to twist or jerk.
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Origin of torticollis

  • New Latin Latin tortus twisted past participle of torquēre to twist terkw- in Indo-European roots collum neck kwel-1 in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition