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torticollis definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: an unnatural condition in which the head leans to one side because the neck muscles on that side are contracted [syn: torticollis, wryneck]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: New Latin, from Latin tortus twisted + -i- + collum neck more at collar Date: circa 1811 a twisting of the neck to one side that results in abnormal carriage of the head and is usually caused by muscle spasms called also wryneck

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. Med. a rheumatic etc. disease of the muscles of the neck, causing twisting and stiffness. Etymology: mod.L f. L tortus crooked + collum neck

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Torticollis Tor`ti*col"lis, n. [F. toricolis; L. torquere, tortum, to twist + collum the neck.] (Med.) See Wryneck.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. (Med.) Wry-neck.




 


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