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Meaning of CONTRACTURE

Pronunciation:  kun'trakchur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an abnormal and usually permanent contraction of a muscle
 

CONTRACTURE is a 11 letter word that starts with C.

 

 See Also: contraction, muscular contraction

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Con*trac"ture\ (?; 135), n. [L. contractura a
drawing together.] (Med.)
A state of permanent rigidity or contraction of the muscles,
generally of the flexor muscles.

 
Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: Permanent tightness or shortening of a muscle.
 

 

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