"tetanuses" in the noun sense
1. tetanus, lockjaw
an acute and serious infection of the central nervous system caused by bacterial infection of open wounds spasms of the jaw and laryngeal muscles may occur during the late stages
a sustained muscular contraction resulting from a rapid series of nerve impulses
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